Monday, January 20, 2020

John Ashworth

John Ashworth
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John Ashworth has worked all his life in the Fishing Industry, as a gear designer and manufacturer. He spent 20 years working on fishing vessels around the world, and promoted environmental issues, He led the Save Britain's Fish campaign through the nineties and early twenties and is now part of Fishing for Leave.

EU makes sure it rules Britannia’s waves

EVER since the week before the Referendum, when our fishing vessels came up the Thames, the EU has set about making sure that...

The great fishing foul-up

FIGHTING the battle for our nation is extremely difficult as the forces against us are huge. The Save Britain's Fish campaign is no...

Coastal communities engulfed in a cloud of confusion

THERE were no surprises in the Liberal Democrat manifesto regarding fishing. It was not mentioned, and the section on coastal communities was...

On Brexit and fisheries, we’re stuffed

BREXIT can be made to appear complex. The subject of fisheries is not: in my view it is very simple. 1 When a nation joins...

Fishing and the big question for party leaders

THE fishing issue has always been clear-cut, and how a political party answers certain questions is a clear indication of its underlying intentions. The Liberal...

Fisheries left dangling in the battle for our seas

FISHERIES – where do we go now? Unfortunately we are back to ifs, buts and uncertainty. Will the 27 EU members agree to an...

Once again, fishing could be hung out to dry

SINCE Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, the main Brexit emphasis has been on Northern Ireland; unfortunately fishing has not been of equal importance. The...

Would the EU want to haul in a Sturgeon?

NICOLA Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland, is obsessed about independence from the United Kingdom to the detriment...

How the EU has wrecked our coastal communities

SOMETIMES my articles provoke some excellent constructive comments which help to move the debate forward and add to overall knowledge of the subject. One such...

Worrying questions over our fisheries’ future

WHEN the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Stephen Barclay, gave evidence to the Select Committee for Exiting the EU under the...

Why we must break free from the rotten EU fisheries system

IN my last TCW article I said I would explain how we can avoid killing small juvenile fish. The events which brought this subject...

How Brexit could turn the tide for our fishermen

WHENEVER I mention the subject of fishing, there is always someone who replies by saying that it makes only a minor contribution to our...

When Ted did a Boris

THE more I think about it, the more the present is becoming like the past. It is instructive to go back to 1972. During the...

This EU-written Withdrawal Agreement is toxic from start to finish

THERE are rumours that Boris Johnson is considering a re-packaged version of the deal negotiated by his predecessor, minus the much-discussed Irish ‘backstop’. Although...

No-deal Brexit can make our fisheries world leaders

WHAT will happen to our fisheries if we reach 31 October with no deal? At one second past midnight EU time, control – or...

This unique chance to seize back our fishing waters

Boris Johnson has promised to revitalise rundown coastal towns and has pledged to take back control of British fisheries from the EU. Here, John...

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