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Started by bossab2 on May 4, 2021 8:34:57 PM
Cod War 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56984886

And the French cheat by threating to turn off the lights.

how is the British Navy to respond to this ?

Historically we always lose

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod_Wars

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Jacob_Richter - 04 May 2021 21:00:17 (#1 of 129)

Nuke Paris. It's the only sensible response.

AdonisBlue - 04 May 2021 21:02:37 (#2 of 129)

France has managed to stay at a similar economic level to us (fifth or sixth in world I think?) by proudly defending it's industries. Britain has done it by selling ours to the highest bidder.

Jacob_Richter - 04 May 2021 21:03:43 (#3 of 129)

Yes, but we should still nuke Paris.

AdonisBlue - 04 May 2021 21:04:31 (#4 of 129)

Fair enough. But they probably have better nukes than us too. They kept all their nuclear expertise, we didn't.

bossab2 - 04 May 2021 21:05:18 (#5 of 129)

All they have to do is turn off the interconnectors...

AdonisBlue - 04 May 2021 21:06:19 (#6 of 129)

Meh... whatever came out of Jersey? Overpriced potatoes and Bergerac.

Jacob_Richter - 04 May 2021 21:10:12 (#7 of 129)

Of course, this plays right into Bozo's hands.

moto748 - 04 May 2021 21:13:30 (#8 of 129)

You just can't tell reality from Yes, Minister these days.

thisonehasalittlehat - 04 May 2021 21:14:06 (#9 of 129)

I don't care if they cut electricity to Jersey.

bossab2 - 04 May 2021 21:14:53 (#10 of 129)

Tsk

An attack on the UK !

( except not quite)

nemo75 - 04 May 2021 21:16:19 (#11 of 129)

I don't care if they cut electricity to Jersey.

Me neither.

TheValkyrie - 04 May 2021 21:19:29 (#12 of 129)

The French can piss off. They might have a point about our failiure to communicate the new rules via the proper procedure but going after civilians like that is not cricket.

By al means if the current rules remain in place then the French fishing fleet should continue to access the waters and use their Navy to protect them if we try to stop them.

If they cut the power we revoke all fishing agreements and block any attemp to access our EEZ.

Antimatter - 04 May 2021 21:19:42 (#13 of 129)

I agree with nuking Paris, bloody boring city with sub standard food.

TheValkyrie - 04 May 2021 21:20:45 (#14 of 129)

Oh and nuke Paris. I think we have a concensus on that.

...and take back Suez!

kvelertak - 04 May 2021 21:23:24 (#15 of 129)

#12 they don't play cricket full stop. I look forward to their accusing us of not playing pétanque.

kvelertak - 04 May 2021 21:25:26 (#16 of 129)

Here, you can have your local thread for local posters back.

Delighted_User - 04 May 2021 21:28:02 (#17 of 129)

Nobody's claimed the points?

JohnIlly - 04 May 2021 21:35:52 (#18 of 129)

This is one minister shooting her mouth off, trying to get a mention in the papers.

nemo75 - 04 May 2021 21:37:19 (#19 of 129)

Can we cut them off anyway?

bossab2 - 04 May 2021 21:38:13 (#20 of 129)

Dix points !

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