Monday, June 21, 2010

If I was a prawn I would be terrified

Seafood fears as Iceland-EU talks open
Of course this is pretty serious stuff. Iceland, along with Norway have maintained their fish stocks by steering well clear of the Common Fisheries Policy and it was unnerving to see the sight of French, Spanish and Dutch negotiators last week in Brussels slaveríng at the thought of the Icelandic watwers being left wide open to their fleet's deprivations.
Iceland, if it has any good sense, will reject its politicians ideas of EU entry. From opinion polls 56% of the population are against and this littel spat about fishing rights may well tip the balance. After all now they have lost finance, all they eally have is fish and volcanic dust.

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