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Scottish fisherman are FURIOUS at Sturgeon’s latest independence quest

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Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of ignoring Scotland’s fishermen with her desperate bid to keep the country inside the European Union.

On Monday, the First Minister announced she was forging ahead with her new Scottish independence bid, in a hope the country could remain part of the Brussels bloc.

The SNP leader believes it’s vital for Scotland’s economy to stay within the ’s single market.

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However, she has been blasted for shunning the Scottish fishing industry, worth more than £429 million to Scots’ coffers, according to latest figures.

In 1970, Edward Heath signed over British sovereign waters to European control, a decision some blame for the decline of the industry across Britain.

One Scottish fisherman, interviewed on Sky News on Thursday, was furious with Ms Sturgeon as he told her to get Scotland out of the EU “now”.

“93 per cent of fisherman voted to leave the EU,” the fisherman said. “Peterhead used to be a big fishing town, it still is, but it’s a shadow of what it used to be.

“We have 29 boats left here now, we used to have 120, the Common Fisheries policy has been an absolute disaster for our fishing communities all around Britain, not only in Scotland.”

He added: “Take us out of Europe, [Nicola Sturgeon] is very good at speaking about Norway when it suits herself, let’s follow the Norwegian model and fall out of Europe.”

 

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