Thursday evening UK news briefing: French threat - 'Next time, it's war'
They came, they saw, they went home. Dozens of French fishing vessels descended on Jersey today - before retreating after talks were held to ease tensions over post-Brexit fishing rights. An estimated 70 boats approached St Helier, red flares raging and foghorns blasting. Our Paris Correspondent Henry Samuel was on one of the French fishing boats that lay siege to the port. Watch video below of how he laughed uneasily at jokes of him being made to walk the plank. Prime Minister Boris Johnson this afternoon said that two Royal Navy ships will remain stationed off Jersey until the blockade is resolved. "We will go back, and next time it will be war," said one of the famously hot-headed French fishermen. View all the best pictures from a day of high drama.news.yahoo.com