Letter: Absurd to talk of a new fish war

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Sir: There is no such thing as British fish any more than, across the Atlantic, there is such a thing as Virginian fish. There is only European fish ("Furious Tories threaten fish war", 6 March).

If this is not what Conservatives wanted then Sir Edward Heath should not have taken us into what is now the European Union and Baroness Thatcher should not have signed up to the Single Market.

Within the IGC we might try to negotiate better rights for our fishermen in "our" waters but should ask ourselves what price would be demanded in other areas.

Another fish war? I think not. Last time we looked faintly ridiculous. This time we should look absurd.

J A Davis

Lieutenant-Commander RN (Ret)

Bookham, Surrey

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