Scallop wars show British seas exposed after Brexit – Lord West

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Former first sea lord and Labour peer says UK has ‘insufficient ships’ to patrol its waters

A former chief of the naval staff has said the UK has “insufficient ships” to patrol its waters after clashes between British and French fishing crews over scallops.

The ex-first sea lord and Labour peer, Lord West of Spithead, says co-ordination of the “few” ships that Britain has is “fragmented” and the lack of boats will have “disastrous” consequences post-Brexit.

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