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Archive for the ‘Fisheries’ Category

Brexit export hurdles and complexity – NOT unexpected

Posted on: 8th January 2021

The media is now reporting post-Brexit export hurdles and complexity as if this had not been forewarned. If they’d attended any of my public meetings which offered technical advice and guidance on the necessary preparations for Brexit they would have been aware of the challenges faced, especially for those exporting perishable or live goods like […]

Brexit: Time to move on …and to build a future of hope for young people

Posted on: 28th December 2020

Whether you like it or loath it, Brexit’s happening. While the rump of right-wing Brexiteers who lied and led us to this are living their dream about half of the country’s in mourning. But it’s time to move on. What’s done is done. It would be understandable for 2016 Referendum  “losers” to adopt an “I […]

Brexit – deal or no deal? What will it mean for us?

Posted on: 7th December 2020

There remains much uncertainty whether the UK will secure a deal with the EU prior to our exit from the EU in a matter of days… So I’ve arranged a free webinar with a panel of brilliant and well-informed speakers. I’ve expanded ticket options to allow for growing interest and numbers. To register please follow […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]