‘Peter Pans’ prefer to burn the candle at both ends. They are cicadas, not ants, but many would still love to raise a family.
To make the most of the policy’s potential, Government must pair it with a raft of other reforms.
Around two-thirds of the top 100 marginal seats are town constituencies. That presents an opportunity.
The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
Destroying coastal barriers to “create a new habitat area” would mean leaving our seaside towns and villages to be flooded. People must come first.
Even the 21-month implementation period could drive more boats out of business, and leave us ill-equipped to rebuild a long-suffering industry.
Just as Geldof swearing at fishermen symbolised the referendum divide, negotiations over fish offer an insight into what ‘taking back control’ really means.
300 people died last year – leaving safety up to lifeguards is not enough. All children must learn to swim.
The Government should adopt this proven, reliable technology that would inject billions into struggling coastal communities.