John Redwood thinks the UK can control its fish. John Redwood thinks he is Aquaman

John Redwood: I’m quite fond of this image of him, clearly broadcasting from his home planet.

Just when the Conservatives really need someone to win back their credibility, John Redwood turns up and starts talking about fish.

As UK-EU trade talks resumed in London, with an attempt to resolve differences on fishing quotas high on the agenda, Redwood tweeted this:

“Controlling our own fish”?

They’re not like dogs! You can’t put a salmon on a lead. You can’t put a harness on a halibut. And I’m sure a cod couldn’t care less what John Redwood thinks it should do.

Maybe fish behave differently on Vulcan.

Maybe Redwood has tired of being compared to a character from Star Trek and wants to take on a new role…

There have been attempts to grapple with the underlying issue…

… but not many.

This Writer wouldn’t be surprised if Tory desperation has reached such a point that they’re hoping we’ll be too busy laughing at Redwood to notice when they bugger up the bargaining – again.

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4 thoughts on “John Redwood thinks the UK can control its fish. John Redwood thinks he is Aquaman

  1. Alan Stanton

    Going by what they say on TV and radio a number of Tory MPs appear to be fairly dim.
    To me, though, John Redwood has never seemed one of them. On the contrary.

    So while jokes about cod and halibut raise a smile, disputes about fishing grounds are not funny for the fishing communities and related businesses. Perhaps Redwood may be playing a serious rightwing move with a strong local appeal.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      If he thought that was a serious move, then he miscalculated. The choice of words matters and he chose poorly. Perhaps he’s dimmer than you thought.

  2. Roy Beiley

    Best laugh in a long time! Redwood aka Deadwood
    surpasses all his previous faux pas with this one

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