Brexit party MEP called for EU fishing vessels to be ‘sunk like Belgrano’

Source: www.theguardian.com --- Friday, July 12, 2019
Robert Rowland’s tweet about foreign fishermen ‘evil’, says Lib Dem committee chair A Brexit party MEP has been heavily criticised after he called for foreign fishing vessels to be “given the same treatment as the Belgrano”, the Argentinian cruiser sunk by the Royal Navy with the loss of hundreds of lives. Robert Rowland, a hedge fund manager, made the remarks in a tweet about “the restoration of sovereignty over our waters”, in celebration of a fellow MEP, June Mummery, joining the European parliament’s fisheries committee. We are behind all our fisherman and the restoration of sovereignty over our waters. 200 miles of exclusion zone with any foreign fishing vessel given the same treatment as the Belgrano! Well done June. We are 110% behind you and will ensure you give ‘em hell on committee. https://t.co/HqdgHTPM5W Related: Ann Widdecombe likens Brexit to emancipation of slaves Continue reading... ...

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