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It is nice of the Marine Conservation Society, now, to allow us occasionally to eat North Sea cod, after decades of declining stocks due mainly to grossly incompetent EEC/EC/EU mismanagement and a politicised quota system deigned to ruin more British fishermen than those from Roman Catholic countries, where they tend to eat fish on Fridays.

 

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/WMN-Letters-Religion-place-fish-conservation/story-27895690-detail/story.html

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Law and Morality co-exist

 

And i was under the impression all EU member states practice Catholicism as a dominant domestic religious doctrine??

 

If UKIP are so concerned with British Fisherman perhaps Furage should attend the meetings while still drawing the allowance/expenses for these meetings he never attends

 

He has the worst attendance record with the Fisheries Commission of any MEP while being a member of that commission

 

Not to mention Eemma Bonino was the Fisheries Commissioner in 1999, some 16 years ago. Talk about scraping the bottom of a barrel for a story that is over a decade old

 

Strange the UKIP Conference is about to be held and this story is dragged up from the bowels of history

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Laws and policy are changed and repealed all the time

 

Not all of us live and drag things up from the dark ages of past history

 

We used to send kids up the chimney, the law evolves over time to modern social conditions and changes to social attitudes

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The law does not stagnate, it evolves over time

 

What was law yesterday might not be law tomorrow

 

We no longer hang draw and quarter criminals like they did in Henry V111 time or Keel Haul in the time of Nelson to enforce Naval discipline

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It is nice of the Marine Conservation Society, now, to allow us occasionally to eat North Sea cod, after decades of declining stocks due mainly to grossly incompetent EEC/EC/EU mismanagement and a politicised quota system deigned to ruin more British fishermen than those from Roman Catholic countries, where they tend to eat fish on Fridays.

 

It might be that it's getting past bedtime, but I'm not seeing the link between fish and the law and where ukip comes into it ?

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That plagiarised statement above was linked to a recent UKIP Article which you or buckthorn well know

 

Western Morning News

 

Religion has everything to do with the law

 

That is why we have Bishops in the House of lords and our own Monarch as Fidei defensor

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I don't know, I have no interest in ukip.

 

Thats patently not true from someone who blethered on about UKIPS 'standing up' aka using the tampon tax.

 

At least have the courage to visibly stand up for who you support.

 

I'm also outta here.

Why the populist problem with customs checks to cross the Irish sea to meet International agreements and Law

... when Johnson is happy to implement a Border + Visas to access a lorry park in Kent?

 

£288 million pounds a week - The ADDITIONAL cost of Brexit customs bureaucracy alone - stuff that on the side of a bus.

 

Its official: Boris 'The Liar' Johnsons word is not worth the paper its written on

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The EU fishing quotas are detrimental to the marine environment in some cases.

Because of this quota the med is now overcrowded with tuna.

This fish eats anything that moves and other species are in decline, but fishermen cannot catch as much tuna as they used to.

I have been diving in the med for over 20 years and I have seen the damage tuna have done, especially south of Sicily where they pass regularly to migrate.

The solution would be to have expert fishermen on this commission, but they're not politicians and will never be allowed to even come close to the like of bonino and farage.

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