Saturday, 24 Oct 2020

Don’t bottle it now! UK fishermen send Frost extraordinary appeal over Brexit compromise

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The warning came from the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation today in a letter to Lord Frost. 

In a letter to the UK’s chief negotiator, they said: “It is imperative at this crucial stage that the UK remains steadfast. Securing the right outcome from these fisheries negotiations will deliver an immediate and demonstrable economic benefit.

“There is no clearer example of success than regaining our sovereignty for the benefit of the UK.

“Conversely, getting a sub-optimal deal on fishing would constitute failure to deliver on promises made to the industry, and would perpetuate the deeply unfair arrangements under EU membership, where others have benefited hugely from the UK’s natural resources, to the UK’s very significant disadvantage. 

No other country in the world gives away its fish in the way the UK has for the last 40 years, and we now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – a Sea of Opportunity – for change.

“We have never been in a stronger position than we are now, but anything given away now will never be regained.

“SFF urges you to remain firm on fishing, and not to concede our precious natural resources and our sovereignty.”

More to follow…

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