The plight of our fishermen in the North East is truly desperate. In coastal town after coastal town we see a fleet which has been absolutely decimated by EU quotas. Whenever I meet fishermen here I’m saddened by what has happened to this once-great industry. Sadly, rather than recognise how the European Union has destroyed our fishing fleets, the Remain campaign prefer churlish claims that ‘fish don’t respect national boundaries. You don’t see fish carrying a British passport’ They should look at a map; Norway and Iceland are two of the UK’s nearest neighbours. They’re not in the European Union.
If you want to save this proud industry (and perhaps cut the price of your portion of fish and chips) then the only way is to vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd.
Jonathan Arnott MEP
UKIP, North East