Do Brits voting to remain in the EU have any compassion for fishermen?
[David Cameron's EU] reforms do nothing for the town of Newhaven in my constituency, which, like many other fishing towns across the country, has been badly hit by the EU’s fisheries policy. A once-thriving fishing town, Newhaven has seen its in-shore fishing industry decimated by the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Just before Christmas, I had fishermen in my office in tears as overnight, with no warning, the EU banned Sea Bass fishing in our waters. Men who had just spent thousands of pounds on new nets were now letting crew go because their business had just been closed down. What could I do about this as the local Member of Parliament? Nothing.
But maybe Brits voting to remain in the EU feel some compassion for their parents? Check this spot tomorrow.