Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Joint action is better than a few loud and lone voices.

Or worse still, take recognise the individual and ignore any kind of consensus - which is what has driven politics since the 1970s and where the phrase "there is no such thing as society" came from.

It's 1979 and hundreds of Newlyn fishermen head to St Peter's church to hear George Lawry and others discuss what action can be taken to protest at fishermen from other EU countries like France, Belgium and Holland fishing inside the 12 mile limit. Among the speakers was Watty Andrews, Scottish purser skipper who was willing to use his and other pursers to blockade the port in protest...

the fight was eventually taken to the highest platform in the land!  It's always worth remembering what can be achieved when acting together.