KEEP THE PRESSURE ON FOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY

With 2019 here, we would like to again thank all members and supporters for their help and efforts in helping to ensure we really do ‘take back control’.
We hope you have all had a great Christmas and wish everyone all the best for the year ahead.

With the fully enforced Discard Ban (Landing Obligation) upon the industry it is going to be a tough old year should the authorities decide to fully enforce the ban.
Especially given the nonsensical cuts to the Total Allowable Catches (TACs) for many species which are key to the British fleet which were  agreed in Brussels just before Christmas – Merry Christmas to the Commission too!

It shows why, for very real reasons affecting 1000s in our industry alone, it is vital for our country (and with it our industry) to be free’d from the EU yoke.
We do not need any deal to leave – in fact the government could walk away from talks tomorrow and we would be free with an automatic repatriation of all our waters and resources.

Mrs May’s dire Withdrawal Agreement deal is the relationship which comes AFTER our current membership is severed. It would mean re-obeying all EU law and the CFP for upto 4 years during a ‘Transition’.

Combine this with the UK only being able to avoid or escape the subsequent Backstop arrangement (where the UK is bound to EU rules in perpetuity) by agreeing a deal the EU can demand on its terms and it is clear May’s deal shovels the UK towards accepting obeying ‘a’ CFP rather than ‘the’ CFP.

IT IS THEREFORE VITAL TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON MPs TO VOTE DOWN THIS DIRE DEAL AND TO CLEANLY LEAVE THE EU ON 29th MARCH 2019 FOR THE SAKE OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND COUNTRY

The recent Civil Service expose in the Telegraph blows Project Fear out the water. Showing there is nothing to fear from not concluding a deal for post-Brexit with the EU.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/12/28/

Members of Parliament will at some point vote on May’s dreadful deal. This vote will decide if our country becomes an EU regulatory satellite – a vassal state – a colony.

Current Acts of Parliament ensure we will leave in accord with the will of the people.

However, Mays deal is not part of leaving! We DO NOT need a deal to leave.

May’s deal implements a new relationship post-Brexit. One where we re-obey all EU law in a new internationally binding treaty.

To make it even worse if we fail to reach a trade agreement to the EU’s tastes in this time the UK will be locked into a Backstop forever. One which we have no unilateral right to leave.

This deal doesn’t deliver taking back of our country, our laws and our sovereignty. This deal does the opposite.

It will finish off 1000 years of British independence that the EU has been trying to usurp.

This dreadful deal would have dire consequences for what’s left of Britain’s fishing and coastal communities.

Instead of becoming the fishing equivalent of Norway, Iceland and Faroe, to rejuvenate thriving ports and towns, we will be ensnared in following the arrangements of EU policy,

To all those who care for their country and our coastal communities. Please send the letter below to your MP demanding they vote this deal down.

Our ancestors made huge sacrifices to make sure we as their decendents had liberty and freedom to make and decide our own destiny.

All you need to do is take a few minutes to download and email this letter with your name and constituency address.

A few seconds to let them know that you won’t tolerate or stand by a deal that sells out communities and this country.

We are close to being either a free people or one with a foot in the grave.

All efforts help. Send this letter. Thank you.

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Find your MP on this link here -> https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/