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Jayne Adye, director of the pro-Brexit campaign group Get Britain Out, speaking after a court in Le Havre ordered the release of Cornelis Gert Jan, the Scotland-registered scallop dredger detained for allegedly fishing without a license offshore of the French coasts. . She said: “The scallops that had been caught – estimated to be worth £ 4,500 were seized and were not returned. For my part, I want these fishermen to be reimbursed by the French government. for their lost profits and the wasted time they had to spend at anchor in the port of Le Havre for over a week.

“They have potentially lost thousands of pounds due to French administrative errors and an overzealous French president.”

Separately, Brexit relations with the EU are set to intensify as Boris Johnson will chair a Cabinet meeting to discuss the triggering of Article 16.

Lord Frost spoke to Maros Sefcovic on Friday and warned that the use of Article 16 was “very possible”.

After the talks, the prime minister will hold a cabinet meeting for the first time to discuss the unilateral suspension of parts of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Mujtaba Rahman, Managing Director of Eurasia Group and Treasury official, said: “I understand that the Full Cabinet – chaired by Boris Johnson – will discuss Article 16 for the first time at the end of next week.”

(Ciaran McGrath succeeds Bill McLoughlin)

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