22nd May 2017

Nonsense from Todd (Ian Tinkler)

What complete and utter nonsense from SNP minister Maree Todd. On her one recent visit to Shetland, did she not talk to our fishermen?

Is it not her own party, the SNP, which so fully endorses the Brussels-administered EU, the Common Fisheries policy and all that entails? If her SNP has their way, absolutely nothing will change. Shetland fishermen will remain under the yolk/heel of the EU, CFP, discard bans and all.

Now if Brexit occurs, the UK will at least retain our own waters and have something to negotiate about. If Wir Shetland becomes successful and Shetland gains full autonomy, the waters, or a very substantial portion, become our very own to fish and police for the benefit of Shetland folk.

There is, however, a very dark alternative if the SNP/Scottish government gains control, outwith the UK.

In that scenario, “kiss goodbye to fishing” and welcome 2,000 square miles of offshore floating windfarms and the Shetland super hub of multiple interconnectors.

Is that Ms Todd’s unmentioned agenda? All endorsed and planned for, by Alex Salmond, Fergus Ewing and Nicola Sturgeon. Sadly, a hushed report confirms that all.

Ian Tinkler
Flawton,
Clousta.

2 comments

  1. ian_tinkler

    For further information, The SIC’s 18 page report to the conference, North-Atlantic-Energy-Network-Report.pdf. The report the Renewable Energy boys keep quiet about. Floating wind turbines proposed and discussed, eventually 250 high (Twice VE size, multiple interconnectors, 2000 sq miles within 12 miles of Shetland foreshore. All these renewables to follow on from VE. The proposed VE interconnector being the forerunner. We would say goodbye to the best of the fishing, the Seabird colonies ,(Gannets, Puffins etc, the Whales.

    (http://www.shetland.gov.uk/economic_development/documents/North-Atlantic-Energy-Network-Report.pdf)
    (http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/346375/0115264.pdf)
    (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/19/offshore-wind-farms-in-doubt-after-rspb-gets-planning-consent-qu/)

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  2. Alan Skinner

    I was pleased to read, on page 11, that “cables won’t get damaged by anchors, trolls or floating icebergs”. Even those pesky trolls have bought into Viking.

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