Thursday, October 30, 2003

BBC - don't mention the EU

Just finished listening to Open Country on R4, in which writer Katrina Porteous laments the dying fishing culture of the North-Eastern coast. We hear a redundant trawler being burned on the beach.

Anything missing from this gloomy picture ? Just one thing - any mention of the EU Common Fisheries policy, which is responsible for the decline in our fish stocks.

Just try to imagine a similar R4 piece on the death of a Yorkshire pit village - only without mentioning the miners strike or Mrs Thatcher.

No, I can't either.