Blinkered nationalism (Andy Holt)
Listening with half my usual attentiveness to Farming Today this morning at a quarter to six I nearly missed a fascinating item from our very own John Johnston.
I had thought we had plumbed the depths of the nationalists’ political control freakery with their Named Persons legislation, granting themselves power over every child in Scotland and relegating every parent to inferior status in relation to the state.
But no. They now propose under the direction of the EU that Scottish and Shetland fishermen shall not only be required to land any fish caught over and above their quota but that they (the fishermen) shall be financially responsible for the destruction of perfectly good, edible food. Thus adding insult to injury.
This, to my mind is not only insane but criminally so.The SNP constantly accuses the Westminster village of being out of touch. I submit that the Edinburgh village is guilty of the same, but with less justification.
In his item John pointed out that Shetland lands more fish than the whole of the rest of the UK put together.
This success story is set to be destroyed by the nationalists in their indecent haste to ingratiate themselves with the corrupt and profligate wastes of space who inhabit the Brussels village and whose unaccountable commissioners will actually rule Scotland and Shetland when she becomes “independent”.