The UK government always said it could not legislate for Jersey.
Can’t think of any UK government who would ever say something so stupid.
The 1973 Kilbrandon Report stated that “In international law the United Kingdom Government is responsible for the Islands’ international relations” and “also responsible for the defence of the Islands”. The United Kingdom is responsible for Jersey’s international relations as an aspect of the island’s status as a Crown dependency. It is now normal practice for the UK to consult the Jersey government and seek their consent before entering into treaty obligations affecting the island.
The truth is, of course, that it could always have legislated to stop tax abuse and corruption, but it chose not to.
That it now thinks it can legislate on fish proves that.
And shows that it never had any intention of beating tax abuse and corruption.
Which does, of course, show how corrupt it is.
Who gets to fish what, where, being one of those international relations things. That’s why the UK and rEU are discussing it right now, see?