5 December 2021
Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon on the steps outside Bute House in Edinburgh after the SNP won a fourth victory in the Scottish Parliament election
First Minister of Scotland @NicolaSturgeon says "if we end up in court it would be because we have a UK government that refuses to accept Scottish democracy."
SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS 2021 FINAL RESULTS SNP: 64 (+1) Conservative: 31 (-) Labour: 22 (-2) Green: 8 (+2) SNP missed out on an outright majority by a single seat. Nonetheless clear (and biggest) majority for independence across the Parliament in the body's history
11.15 update: The EU commission says the terms of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement have not been respected - and until UK authorities provide further justifications for the conditions attached to licences, these conditions should not apply
7 month ago
As talks continue between politicians and fishermen the Commodore Goodwill is leaving St Helier Harbour bound for Guernsey
7 month ago
11.15 update: French boats remain at the entrance to St Helier harbour. Two Royal Navy vessels remain off Jersey's south coast. Athos - a French patrol boat is off Jersey's east coast, while Themis - a French Affaires Maritimes vessel - is heading south towards the island
The moment boats collide off the coast of Jersey this morning.7 month ago
The moment boats collide off the coast of Jersey this morning.
A meeting is currently taking place between representatives from Jersey's Government and French fishermen to listen to concerns over fishing rights.  Earlier around 70 boats blockaded Jersey's harbour7 month ago
A meeting is currently taking place between representatives from Jersey's Government and French fishermen to listen to concerns over fishing rights. Earlier around 70 boats blockaded Jersey's harbour
France has dispatched another ship to monitor events around Jersey. It is the patrol vessel Themis (PM41), an unarmed ship of the 'Direction des Affaires maritimes' (DAM)7 month ago
France has dispatched another ship to monitor events around Jersey. It is the patrol vessel Themis (PM41), an unarmed ship of the 'Direction des Affaires maritimes' (DAM)
7 month ago
Two French patrol boats deployed to Jersey: coast guard
French Minister of State for European Affairs: British military moves in the English Channel will not frighten the French
French Patrol Vessel FS Cormoran just departed Cherbourg Naval Base and is heading West7 month ago
French Patrol Vessel FS Cormoran just departed Cherbourg Naval Base and is heading West
About fifty French fishing boats are now grouped together at the entrance to Saint-Hélier. Others are on their way to join the demonstration. Commodore Goodwill blocked by French sailors7 month ago
About fifty French fishing boats are now grouped together at the entrance to Saint-Hélier. Others are on their way to join the demonstration. Commodore Goodwill blocked by French sailors
A member of the Jersey Militia reenactment group was seen firing on the French boats with a musket from Elizabeth Castle this morning.   It's after the flotilla of French fishermen who blockaded Jersey's main harbour returned to open water7 month ago
A member of the Jersey Militia reenactment group was seen firing on the French boats with a musket from Elizabeth Castle this morning. It's after the flotilla of French fishermen who blockaded Jersey's main harbour returned to open water
HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have arrived on station just outside of Jersey, they have taken up a position of shadowing the French fishing vessels at this time. HMS Severn was swarmed by 5 or so fishing vessels on arrival but they have since returned to the blockade7 month ago
HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have arrived on station just outside of Jersey, they have taken up a position of shadowing the French fishing vessels at this time. HMS Severn was "swarmed" by 5 or so fishing vessels on arrival but they have since returned to the blockade
It seems that Maritime Gendarmerie patrol vessel Athos is en route to Jersey7 month ago
It seems that Maritime Gendarmerie patrol vessel "Athos" is en route to Jersey
MarineTraffic video playback of French fishing vessels arriving in Jersey this morning7 month ago
MarineTraffic video playback of French fishing vessels arriving in Jersey this morning
The flotilla of French fishermen who blockaded Jersey's main harbour this morning are now returning to open water.  Approximately 70 boats made the journey across to the island to express their anger and frustration7 month ago
The flotilla of French fishermen who blockaded Jersey's main harbour this morning are now returning to open water. Approximately 70 boats made the journey across to the island to express their anger and frustration
The French flotilla is now in St Helier's harbour while the Royal Navy vessels watch on in the distance7 month ago
The French flotilla is now in St Helier's harbour while the Royal Navy vessels watch on in the distance
The French fishing ships are moving out of St Helier harbour again. Seems to have been a short demonstration, not an actual blockade7 month ago
The French fishing ships are moving out of St Helier harbour again. Seems to have been a short demonstration, not an actual blockade
The leader of the protest has asked all vessels to leave the harbour and let the Commodore Goodwill ship depart. He says they have made their point7 month ago
The leader of the protest has asked all vessels to leave the harbour and let the Commodore Goodwill ship depart. He says they have made their point
A flotilla of French fishermen blockading Jersey's main harbour7 month ago
A flotilla of French fishermen blockading Jersey's main harbour
French fishers flotilla off Jersey. They are angry about access to fishing waters @itvnews7 month ago
French fishers flotilla off Jersey. They are angry about access to fishing waters @itvnews
7 month ago
The Group of Seven threatens to impose sanctions on the junta in Myanmar
7 month ago
PM office statement says Dominic Raab and and trade minister "Greg Hands "have spoken to their French counterparts today and raised concerns about recent provocations" G Eustice continues to offer meeting to French maritime minister to discuss. (earlier offers snubbed)
Royal Navy Patrol Vessel HMS Severn setting a course for Jersey at this hour7 month ago
Royal Navy Patrol Vessel HMS Severn setting a course for Jersey at this hour
7 month ago
Two British patrol boats on their way to Jersey this evening.
7 month ago
Downing Street has said the UK will send two offshore patrol vessels to Jersey as a precautionary measure to "monitor the situation" amid a row with France over post-Brexit fishing rights
Boris Johnson sends in the Royal Navy to protect Jersey from blockade. No10: “As a precautionary measure the UK will be sending two Offshore Patrol Vessels to monitor the situation.”7 month ago
Boris Johnson sends in the Royal Navy to protect Jersey from blockade. No10: “As a precautionary measure the UK will be sending two Offshore Patrol Vessels to monitor the situation.”
7 month ago
Jersey fishing row: French threats are "close to act of war" says leader of Jersey Fisherman's association as 100 boats prepare for 6am blockade. Others blame govt "incompetence"
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