Fishermen’s election ‘priority’

SCOTLAND’S fishermen have reacted to the Prime Minister’s decision to call a general election on June 8 by repeating their demand for an end to the CFP.

Chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation Bertie Armstrong said: ‘The priority of the fishing industry remains crystal clear – we must exit the hugely damaging Common Fisheries Policy and restore control of UK waters.

‘Fishermen in all our coastal communities will expect the political parties contesting the election to commit to this route and free us from the present unfair and harmful constraints on their right to make a living from the sea.’

Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a mandate from voters over Brexit and this morning announced her intention to hold a snap general election in just over seven weeks.

She needs the support of two-thirds of MPs, which she is expected to get when she goes to the Commons tomorrow.

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