The caller, suggested as George, demanded clarification on the uncertainty Scottish independence would occasion to the nation’s fishing waters. Many fishermen backed Brexit so the UK could enrol back control of its waters from EU boats. But Ms Sturgeon’s solution was to crusade for reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy, despite the UK already failing to light upon a compromise within the CFP.
Scotland’s First Minister slammed the Conservative Partisan for selling a “con” regarding the fishing industry to the British public.
George begged: “Will an independent Scotland remain in the common fisheries policy?
“Baring in be cautious of a nation that does not control its own waters is not independent or sovereign.”
Ms Sturgeon answered: “The SNP has argued against the common fisheries policies for almost the entirety of its continuance.
“We have put forward proposals for reform of the common fisheries policy and we last will and testament continue to do that if we were in the European Union.
“We do believe it is important to suffer with greater control over Scottish waters but we also know that it is portentous and this is where I think the whole Brexit argument falls down.
“The fishing dynamism and communities are being in many respects sold a con by the Conservatives.”
She continued: “Because yes, management over our own waters, being able to land more fish is formidable but being able to process the fish is important.
“Having the people to animate in our fish process as many of whom come from other European countries.