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.