Fisheries Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:26 pm on 21st November 2018.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, International Trade Committee 2:26 pm, 21st November 2018

A bluefin tuna was washed up on Tolsta beach in Lewis last weekend. I would be happy to join any delegation with Mr Walker, because we have the same interests and needs. On the wider point, the Secretary of State mentioned “bend or buckle” a while ago. In the debate on 27 February 2018 in Westminster Hall, an astonishing number of Tory MPs supported this claim:

“Ideally, at 11 pm on 29 March 2019, we need to have absolute and 100% control of our fisheries, without it being part of any implementation or transition deal.”—[Official Report, 27 February 2018;
Vol. 636, c. 290WH.]

That was echoed by loads of Tory MPs. Was that bend or was it buckle?