Lord Owen’s Vote Leave speech in Plymouth, and the EU’s impact on the UK fishing industry

Speech delivered to a public meeting at the Holiday Inn, Plymouth, 27 May 2016 in support of Vote Leave

Watch Lord Owen’s full speech here: Plymouth Speech Video

Read the prepared speech notes here: PlymouthSpeech

Speech notes extract: “We have just recently seen the EU Commission, whose competence it is, give away to the Faroes and Iceland 20% of EU mackerel which equates to 20% of UK mackerel since we have the largest stock. That produces a loss to the UK economy of around £300 million every year.

“If we leave the EU… The big change is the UK would regain its voting rights and its voice on numerous Regional Fisheries Managements Organisations where it has been systematically undermined and replaced by the EU in recent years.”