On reflection, I suppose the beard was a good idea.
From mysterious reader, Ludo Thierry:
Clearly the Global Warming effects have fried Fluffy Mundell’s remaining handful of neuronal material. Back in 2014 in full Better Together mode the then Scotland Office Minister Mundell was quoted by Severin Carrell in the Guardian (so it must be true) that “.. only a very small proportion ” of other EU member states’ catches came from Scottish fishing waters (see link and snippet below):
Alex Salmond’s fisheries threat to EU alarms industry
Salmond claimed 12 countries could be barred from Scottish waters if an independent Scotland was refused EU membership
Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
Mon 28 Apr 2014 19.14 BST
Mundell said “… The truth is, only a very small proportion of other member states’ catches are taken from Scottish waters..”
Now, 4 years on in 2018, Fluffy is identifying the operations of other EU member states’ fishing fleets in Scottish fishing waters of such import that he is suggesting that ending EU access to the Scottish Fisheries at the earliest possible date is “..essential..”. (reported on the beeb – so it must be true) – link and snippet below:
Theresa May has said the Brexit transition period could be extended “for a few months” if needed.
But Mr Mundell has told the BBC he wants assurances any extension to the transition would not delay exit from CFP beyond the agreed date.
He said that leaving the CFP in December 2020 is “essential”.
Mr Mundell said that he wanted to make sure the arrangement was at the centre of thinking as EU deal negotiations reach a conclusion.
He said: “Leaving the CFP is an essential part of leaving the EU. Many people here in Scotland voted to leave the EU because they wanted to leave the CFP.
Somehow Fluffy something doesn’t seem to add up – Now – I wonder what that might be?