Nat net­ted as fish­ers’ friend

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

WITH the SNP and Tories vy­ing for the ti­tle of Fish­er­man’s Friend, is it wise for the fish­er­men them­selves to take sides? Dog smelt some­thing fishy when Nicola Stur­geon quoted a spokesman for the Scot­tish Creel Fish­er­men’s Fed­er­a­tion say­ing he ‘re­ally wouldn’t trust the Tories as far as I could throw them’. And it seems the fed­er­a­tion has some­thing big­ger than a lob­ster in its pots – dur­ing the Holy­rood EU de­bate last week, Brexit Sec­re­tary Mike Rus­sell ad­mit­ted he was its hon­orary pres­i­dent. So is there a quota for SNP Min­is­ters, or could they all soon be part of the fish­er­men’s catch? Af­ter los­ing the 2016 EU ref­er­en­dum, and then quit­ting Num­ber 10 to leave oth­ers to plot the tricky Brexit path, David Cameron’s fan club has not been bulging with new members. How­ever, An­drew Bowie’s ad­mi­ra­tion is undimmed. ‘De­lighted with the new por­trait hung out­side my door the House of Com­mons... David Cameron – the rea­son I joined the Con­ser­va­tives,’ the MP for West Aberdeen­shire and Kin­car­dine beamed last week.


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