Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 23rd December 2020.

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Photo of Jamie Halcro Johnston Jamie Halcro Johnston Conservative

Scotland’s important fishing industry is looking forward to the United Kingdom becoming an independent coastal state and regaining control of our waters. However, although the cabinet secretary’s party’s former leader, Alex Salmond, used to believe that it was

“imperative that we remove the dead hand of Brussels mismanagement as soon as possible” from our fishing sector, is it not true that Mr Russell and his SNP colleagues would take Scotland’s fishermen straight back into the hated common fisheries policy just as soon as they could?