"For the love of Cod do not do this. SAY NO.

"Mr. President,

Fishing, especially for Cod, is the backbone of the Icelandic economy.

Between 1958 and 76 Iceland fought the 'Cod Wars' with Britain.

Now Cod stocks are rising because of Icelandic fish management.

Compare that with the former UK fishing grounds, now in EU hands. Lost and ruined.

The UK's European dream turned into a nightmare.

Established fishing communities die when the EU boats move in.

My message to Iceland is obvious. "If you join you will loose your fish, your freedom and your currency. As there is no regard for quotas or regulations in the EU.

"For the love of Cod do not do this.

"SAY NO.

 

STRASBOURG 14th March 2012.