NO ONE loves fish and chips more than me.

Cooked properly – nothing nicer. Cooked improperly – yuk!

Yet now I rarely eat fish – just the odd tin of sardines. Why?

Because I am fed up with the activities of European factory ships.

These monstrosities excavate the sea-bed, by systematically plundering our fish stocks and killing other sea life.

That’s why I voted for Brexit.

Even if the abuse stops here it will go on elsewhere until the countries responsible recognise their own long-term interests.

Appeals to selfishness never fail. Appeals to conscience always do. Sad but true.

Otherwise it will be the end of fish and chips – and much else.

Tony Kelly, Crook.