It was the Prime Minister who crossed Ruth Davidson’s original line in the sand, and said that more powers are necessary for the Scottish Parliament.
The vote in September will be about more than just one part of it.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Fisheries might seem a rather dry (pun not intended) topic, but there has been a rather important development in Europe today. European fisheries ministers have voted against a cut in North Sea fishing quotas and a reduction in the number of days fishermen can spend at sea, ignoring legal advice […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Earlier this week an opinion poll suggested that Alex Salmond's dream of an independent Scotland was becoming more and more unlikely. Support for separation had dropped to 30% despite the Scottish First Minister's efforts to take the sting out of independence by, for example, arguing that leaving the UK wouldn't […]
Struan Stevenson is a Conservative Member of the European Parliament for Scotland. He is President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq and is also Chairman of the Friends of a Free Iran intergroup in the Parliament. Last week in Brussels, I attended an extraordinary conference on the policy on Iran. Several high-ranking […]
Struan Stevenson, Conservative fisheries spokesman in the European Parliament, has promised to fight a proposed regulation from the European Commission to bring recreational fishing under the direct control of the Common Fisheries Policy. Recreational fishermen (and fisherwomen) would be obliged to register their boats, under Article 47 of the regulation. Their catch would be counted […]
Ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss fishing quotas for 2009. The European Commission tabled proposals in November to cut quotas on cod, herring, haddock and whiting by 25 per cent (with a seven per cent increase in North Sea sole). Struan Stevenson, Conservative spokesman for fisheries in the European Parliament, has commented: "Fishermen dread […]