British Control Of It’s Fishing Waters An ILLUSION – Labour MEP
Groups such as Fishing For Leave have previously stated that they do not expect Britain to regain full control of its fishing waters post-Brexit and now these fears have been confirmed by a Labour MEP.
Speaking to the Daily Express, Richard Corbett, MEP for Yorkshire and Humber region said:
Fishing and fishing rights, we have got to negotiate a solution there because it’s an illusion to think we can take complete control of a portion of the North Sea.
He claimed that it was impossible to “unilaterally” control stock of fish.
Mike Hookem, UKIP MEP blasted back:
“It is Mr Corbett who is living an illusion if he thinks the great British public are going to sit back and allow Brussels to continue pillaging UK fishing ground after Brexit.”
“Daily, public support for UK fishing industry continues to grow, and people who have never had anything to do it now realise the extent to which the industry has been betrayed over the past 40-years.”