Yesterday we received this letter from Mike Hookem MEP, describing a betrayal by the Tory Government which is beyond belief, even though it’s only one of many. It’s well past time the Purple Army dusted off their boots and started marching again: OUT NOW!
a decision by Theresa May’s Conservative government to adopt the terms of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in the forthcoming Great Repeal Bill is an utter betrayal of the principles of Brexit.
Fishing communities from Scotland to Cornwall voted Leave with the single aim of freeing the UK from the shackles of the EU’s hated CFP. However, in one stroke, the Conservatives have once again betrayed our hard-working fishing communities.
The inclusion of CFP fisheries rules in the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ is realising the worst nightmares of British fishing communities!
Environment Minister George Eustice told MP’s that Britain would leave the CFP on leaving the EU, but said the so-called Great Repeal Bill would carry over EU fisheries regulations!
How can anyone believe that Brexit will be delivered, when such a fundamental Brexit issue has already been capitulated on?
I am in no doubt that the decision to include the terms of the CFP in the fallacy that is Mrs May’s Great Repeal Bill, will quickly come back to haunt her. After 45 years of the CFP, the British fishing industry is on its knees and desperately needs the boost that the reclamation of our legally recognised 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) would provide.
Fishing is an industry worth a potential £6.3 billion to the UK economy post-Brexit, and not to realise that is foolhardy in the extreme.
Under the post-Brexit terms the Conservatives are setting out, we will have to blindly follow whatever terms Brussel’s dictates to us on fisheries. This is the worst possible type of ‘soft Brexit’ betrayal imaginable and will leave the UK as a junior underling to a very aggressive EU.
I am in no doubt that we will see howls of protest from people up and down the land once the scale of this betrayal is understood. The fact is, the British fishing industry is an important part of British heritage to people across our country, not just to those who live and work in coastal communities.
However, it comes as no surprise. Since the launch of the Conservative manifesto, it has been quite clear that the Conservative would be offering Britain’s fish to Brussels on a plate! Thi is something I have been warning of for months.
Respectfully, Mike Hookem MEP
The next letter is from our Education Spokesman David Kurten AM, taking on Labour for demanding Oxbridge bow to their identity politics:
I wrote a comment about David Lammy and his Oxbridge admission statement. It was a few days ago, but it may be of interest to UKIP Daily readers:
“In a new bout of identity politics, a group of 108 MPs led by David Lammy has called on Oxbridge to make their admissions more ‘diverse’. The tragedy of this is that if these virtue signallers they get their way, the educational standards in our finest institutions will be sacrificed to political correctness.
Diversity in academia should mean freedom of speech, conscience, religion, belief and ideas, but our many of politicians have reduced it to become simply a reference to a variance in skin pigmentation and differences in what people do with their reproductive organs. This is not true diversity, and the senior echelons at Oxbridge should not have entertained this notion for a second.
It is most disappointing that the vice Chancellor of Cambridge immediately genuflected before the gods of ‘inclusion’ and this self-righteous cabal of MPs, stating that ‘our excellence is based on diversity’. This comes as a surprise to most people who thought that the excellence of Oxbridge was based on academic rigour, high quality teaching and research and a thousand years of tradition. The dons of Oxbridge must stay strong in the face of any attempts to erode their standards: If they decide to compromise on academic rigour and freedom of speech rather than maintaining true excellence, our finest Universities will go into a slow and sad decline.
The hypocrisy of the MPs however knows no bounds. While they remain resolutely opposed to Grammar Schools which could accelerate children from poorer backgrounds to the level of academic attainment by which they could compete to enter Oxbridge, many of them had the privilege of going to grammar or private schools themselves.”
Respectfully, David Kurten, UKIP Education Spokesman
Also on the subject of our Universities, here’s a letter from our correspondent Mr King:
If universities had not received many £m of EU funding, might their staff have been more impartial? It is worth remembering that, for every £1 that the EU gives them, UK taxpayers fund over £2.
In the circumstances, it is not unreasonable to question the impartiality of lecturers, as we often do with BBC presenters. Surely, with their open minds, they should not be offended by that.