Fishermen SLAM EU “Arrogance”
Simon Collins Shetland Fishermen’s Association Executive has slammed the EU for it’s “very very silly” approach to negotiating access to British waters. Mr Collins, speaking to the Daily Express, argued that the EU approach was “patently absurd”:
I think as far as fishing is concerned I think it displayed an arrogance which, even from the EU’s view is unwise.
I think when you insist on something patently absurd that once a country leaves the EU you continue to decide how it deals with its own resources. That’s a very silly place to start, to be honest.
I think there should be some recognition that international law decides what happens and that the UK will be in control.
And if it needs to catch more fish in our waters they should come and ask for it nicely. They are not going to get it by demanding it.
Meanwhile, David Davis, the embattled Brexit Secretary who is rumoured to be on the verge of quitting, has vowed to protect British fishermen and take back control of British waters. However, a leaked paper outlining the Government’s draft plans revealed the existing quota system will not be significantly reformed after the UK’s departure imperilling the fishing industry and confirming its worse fears that the government intends to sell it out.