Continuing to plunder (Andy Holt)
I see that the local branch of the Scottish National Party is warning of the danger to Shetland’s fishing industry posed by the Brexit negotiations.
Iain Malcomson is correct; there can be no guarantees where settlements with the European Union are concerned.
However, we can be absolutely sure of one thing. If the SNP is successful in pushing for, obtaining and winning yet another “once in a generation” referendum on independence, EU boats will continue to plunder the seas around these islands and an SNP government will be helpless to do anything to stop them.
Membership of the EU has led to the near total destruction of the British fishing industry and there is every reason to believe that this process will continue as the waters around Scotland become the sole target for foreign boats.