Today’s first letter comes from Mike Hookem MEP who is UKIP Fisheries spokesman and member of the EU Parliament’s Fisheries Committee:
May has now set out how she will betray the UK fishing industry. The Tories have totally collapsed under EU pressure to allow continued access to UK fishing grounds post-Brexit.
Prime Minister Theresa May announced in her Mansion House speech on 2nd March 2018 that, while the UK would be leaving the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) the UK would continue to work together with the EU on fisheries after March 2019.
Despite the Government’s smoke and mirrors approach to fisheries since the UK voted to leave the EU, it is now quite clear that the UK fishing industry is to be sold down the river post-Brexit. The Prime Minister was virtually quoting from the EU’s book of phraseology on fisheries and Brexit!
For “continuing to work” together, read, continued dictation of fishing rules from Brussels. For continuing to “manage shared stocks,” read, continued EU pillaging of fish stocks from UK waters; and for “continued reciprocal access”, read, continued domination of UK waters by EU fishing vessels!
The simple fact is, most British fishermen do not want access to EU waters! They want a fair crack at catching some of the millions of tons of fish taken from British waters each year by EU vessels. The British fleet caught 111,000 tonnes of fish from EU waters last year, but EU vessels caught 683,000 tonnes in British waters (MMO Report, Oct 2017).
How is that ‘protecting jobs and security’ or ‘strengthening our union of people’, Mrs May?
And while the Prime Minister was keen to outline how “no community in Britain would ever be left behind again,” she seems to be forgetting the continued loss of thousands of jobs in the coastal communities up and down the country for allowing the status quo of the CFP to continue. The fact is, the British fishing industry is being slowly but surely killed off by ever-tightening EU quotas; more and more flagships; and less and less interest from government in supporting the industry.
And before the remain lobby wheel out the tired old, and rather predictable line of “there are no borders for fish in the sea,” I say, I’m glad that’s the case. That means that EU vessels should have no problem catching fish in Dutch, French, Belgian or Danish waters if they are excluded from British waters!
While we need to continue to work with the international community on setting levels of responsible and sustainable fishing in British waters, we can no longer allow the EU to dictate to the UK what we can and can’t catch in our waters; especially when the price of that is allowing them to take the lion’s share for themselves!
Respectfully, Mike Hookem MEP
The next letter is by our correspondent Roger Arthur who has drawn up a sample letter to be sent to the handful of Brexiteer amongst the Labour MPs:
The majority of Labour MPs are Remainers, despite the fact that most of their constituencies voted to Leave the EU. They intend to bind us into some form of Customs Union, whereby we keep paying through the nose for imports from beyond the EU and we cannot negotiate our own Trade Agreements. Whether they succeed may depend on the few Labour Brexiteers below, who will be under pressure to undermine the Government. Seven Labour MPs voted with the Government on the EU Withdrawal Bill. If Tory remainers rebel, then the votes of those patriots below could be critical.
- Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley) – email@example.com
- Frank Field (Birkenhead) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kate Hoey (Vauxhall) – email@example.com
- Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North) – Kelvin.firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Mann (Bassetlaw) – email@example.com
- Dennis Skinner (Bolsover) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graham Stringer (Blackley & Broughton) – email@example.com
So why not send them an email in support, along the lines below:
544 MPs voted for the EU referendum. We were told that a vote to leave would mean leaving the Single Market and Customs Union and that “it is for the people to decide”.
Despite that some seem unable to accept the result, although over 400 out of 650 constituencies voted to leave the EU. That is of serious concern, bearing in mind that:
- The British people have NEVER voted for the independence of Parliament to be handed over to a foreign entity.
- The 1972 EC Act ran counter to our Constitutional Law, which makes it unlawful.
- Lord Kilmuir advised that the 1972 European Communities Act (ECA) posed a direct threat to the independence of Parliament.
- Some MPs failed to keep their Oath to the Crown, when the Queen was made an EU citizen, through the Maastricht Treaty.
- Indeed any MP who tries to frustrate the removal of the U.K. from ECJ jurisdiction would be failing in their duty to uphold our Constitutional Law and their Oath.
So I congratulate you for continuing to put the sovereign rights and wishes of the people above other considerations, helping to repatriate lost powers to Parliament.
Your conviction and tenacity is valued most highly.
Yours sincerely, ….”
Respectfully, Roger Arthur
And finally, here is a letter from our correspondent Mr King:
John Major pushed through the Maastricht Treaty, refusing a referendum and a free vote by MPs, but now asks for an EU referendum. He is clearly something of a hypocrite.
MPs usually swear by Almighty God to “be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors, according to law.” But the Queen became an EU citizen, through the Maastricht Treaty, in contravention of English Constitutional Law.
Prima facie, those who actively committed the UK to that Treaty would seem guilty of conspiracy to Treason under the Act of Praemuire 1377, which is extant law. So Major is at risk of not only being charged with Treason, but of being stripped of his knighthood. He also bet against George Soros in the ERM debacle but is hardly likely to admit his errors. Indeed, he seems to be doing all that he can to divert our attention from them. He might be wise to keep his own counsel.
Respectfully, Mr King