Hookem BLASTS Labour: Whose Side Are You Really On?
Mike Hookem, UKIP Deputy Leader and Fisheries Spokesmen, has challenged the Labour Party to “come clean to the British public” and say once and for all “whose side they are really on”. Mr Hookem’s comments were made following the astonishing statement by Lord John ‘Two Jags’ Prescott who, in an astonishing series of remarks, blamed British fishermen for the decline of the fishing industry.
Mr Prescott said:
It’s not EU quotas that have led to the collapse of the fishing industry.
It’s the fact that for years we have over-fished.
My constituency of Hull, a city with a proud fishing industry, increasingly saw men lose their lives as they fished further and further overseas in dangerous conditions to maintain their profits.
However, Mr Hookem said it is becoming increasingly clear that the loyalties of the Labour Party lie with the EU:
Where was the Labour Party while the fishing industry was being decimated? Where was the Labour Party in the 90’s and early 2000’s when the EU started tightening the screw on U.K. fishermen? And where are the Labour Party today when we have chance of reclaiming the fishing industry under international law?”
Rather than fighting for the working men and women of Britain, they are standing shoulder to shoulder with the EU!
I would like to see ‘two jags’ tell the Grimsby and Ramsgate fisherman who sometimes earn as little as £20 a day that Brexit will kill the fishing industry.”It’s time Labour revealed whose side they are really on and came clean with the British public. Labour are either on the side of the workers of Britain, or they are with the EU.”Judging by the number of times Labour MEPs have voted against taking the U.K. out of the CFP this year, I’m guessing they are with the EU!