WANT LONDON CONTROL; LABOUR WANT BRUSSELS CONTROL
of Scotland's fisheries for Scotland by Scotland can only be achieved with
the SNP, SNP Euro-candidate Ian Hudghton said as he pointed out that
Labour and the Lib-Dems would hand control to Brussels while the Tories
would hand it to London.
as EU governments continued negotiations on the constitution, he said:
fishing industry has suffered years of mismanagement and sell out at the
hands of London and Brussels. They have jointly presided over the
destruction of a once great fleet and left our fishing communities
struggling to survive.
and the Lib-Dems now want to enshrine Brussels control of the industry by
making it an exclusive competency of the EU. That will forever cement the
disastrous control of our industry by Europe.
Tories, meanwhile, want to hand control of the industry over to London.
They want to put the livelihoods of our fishermen into the hands of people
who have repeatedly sold them out.
choice between Labour and the Tories is a choice between the devil and the
deep blue sea. Neither offers the industry any real hope of a brighter
future. Only by bringing control of our fisheries back to Scotland to be
governed in our own national interest can we turn the industry around. It
is only with the SNP that we can return control of the industry to our own
knows that it cannot win the forthcoming referendum on the EU constitution
without the support of Scotland. A vote for the SNP in the Euro elections
will send a clear signal that the price of that support is the return of
control over our fishing industry.
has the chance to call a halt to the sell-outs and betrayals. We can force
London to listen and force our national interest onto agenda in Brussels.
That is a prize that makes the European elections crucial to the future of
our fishing communities.
10th, the choice is simple; London control with the Tories, Brussels
control with Labour or Scottish control with the SNP."