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Article 130

MPs who vote for the “Deal” tomorrow will be selling out the Cornish Fishing industry

Posted on: 19th October 2019

The new Brexit deal could decimate the fishing industry – especially those in the more heavily contested waters of the western approaches (Area VII to those in the industry). Former Liberal Democrat Fisheries shadow Minister, Andrew George has confirmed that the pro-Brexit campaign group ‘Fishing for Leave’ is “absolutely correct” in their criticism that the […]

I visited Newlyn this week

Posted on: 29th August 2019

I visited Newlyn this week. In 1972 the then Conservative Government privately described our fishing industry as “expendable” when negotiating access to the EU. They placed our local fishermen at a perpetual disadvantage to foreign boats. It’s clear they still see our fishermen as “expendable”. Conservative Brexit leaders promised the UK would “take back control” […]

Conservatives saw fishing as “expendable” in 1972. They still do.

Posted on: 23rd August 2019

The Conservatives secretly described the fishing industry as “expendable” in 1972, when negotiating access to the European Union. Many believe they still take the fishing industry for granted. Liberal Democrat MEPs Caroline Voaden (SW) and Cornish woman Lucy Nethsingha (MEP for East of England) accompanied, local Parliamentary candidate and former MP, Andrew George, on a […]

“Fake news” is Johnson’s route to No. 10

Posted on: 18th July 2019

Our next PM continues to fib his way to Downing Street… Mr Johnson has made a trade in making up stories about straight bananas and fictitious regulations he wants people to rail against. Last night he pleased Tory supporters by waving a kipper on stage, asking “Why does a kipper from the Isle of Man […]

Fishing Boat

Our fishing industry deserves better than this

Posted on: 3rd January 2019

The Conservatives had over 6 years to prepare the fishing industry for this. But they’ve left our fishermen with a monumental headache. They were keen to jump on the bandwagon when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall led the successful campaign against the hundreds of thousands of tons of dead fish which are discarded each year as an unintended […]

Fishing Boat

Meanwhile MPs are all at sea over what Brexit means for fishing

Posted on: 20th December 2018

Meanwhile MPs are all at sea over what Brexit means for fishing. They say they’re “seeking clarity”. Some have been seduced by warm words about becoming “an independent coastal state”. But they haven’t twigged. The agreement leaves just as much access for foreign vessels but with the UK in a weaker negotiating position.

Newlyn

We’ll take Cornish fishermen’s fight to Westminster

Posted on: 4th June 2018

Following a visit to the fishing port of Newlyn today, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Minister, Tom Brake MP and Andrew George, former local MP and Shadow Fisheries Minister, pledged to to protect Cornish fishing interests in the Westminster Brexit debates. Concern has been raised that promises made by Government Ministers that they would “take back […]

Taking back control of “our fish”?

Posted on: 2nd April 2018

Fishermen risk their lives to put food on our tables. So they don’t deserve to be deliberately misled, as they have been. I’ve always campaigned for an HONEST and DELIVERABLE policy for our fishermen; and have consistently opposed the irresponsible attempts of Conservatives and others to visit a cruel hoax on British fishermen. Like others […]

Will ‘our’ fish take back control?

Posted on: 14th March 2018

We were told at the referendum that “Britain leaving the EU will see an automatic restoration of the 200 mile/median line boundaries, bringing everything…back into our jurisdiction” (Fishing for Leave (FfL)). But, as warned at the time, it’s not as simple as that. Other international – UN – law prevails. We were also assured that the fish within our […]

George congratulates NCI on obtaining VHF channel

Posted on: 13th August 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has congratulated the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) on obtaining a dedicated VHF Channel. Ofcom offered the NCI exclusive use of VHF Channel 65. This facility is scheduled to become operational on 1 October 2014 when National Coastwatch stations will go live for the first time on Channel 65. Channel 65 […]