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Old 31 March 2006, 03:39   #31
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They still have a choice
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Old 31 March 2006, 07:14   #32
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not really Roy.
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Old 31 March 2006, 07:27   #33
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They chose to do a job where they may be asked to do things that were against their own personal principles.

Every one has a choice in everything they do.

People are products of their own choices.
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Old 31 March 2006, 07:51   #34
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Roy, I cant be arsed to have another pedantic discussion with you.

Whatever job you do, normally in the bowels of your employment contract is a statement that will say something along the lines of

"the employee will carry out all other tasks as requested by the company that may be reasonably expected of them"

Whatever job you do, there will be times that you are called to do things that you wouldnt ordinarily choose to do - its got nothing to do with personal principles. The forces are no exception - I joined up to shag girls, play with expensive toys and win medals. However, from time to time you get asked to do things that arent really your cup of tea (fishery patrols for example). This wasnt against my personal principles, just a distraction from doing proper stuff.

There is a world of difference between a traffic warden who knows from day one exactly what he/she'll be doing every day of their working lives and a sailor who just wants to scrap jonny foreigner and then finds himself on a three month fish tour.

The point I have made is that the law is dictated by the EU, enforced by the FPS (predominately the RN) who, by and large are incredibly sympathetic to the British fishing fleet.
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Old 31 March 2006, 08:41   #35
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Roy, I cant be arsed to have another pedantic discussion with you.
But your just going to keep on typing anyway... ... ...
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Old 31 March 2006, 08:43   #36
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yep
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Old 31 March 2006, 08:57   #37
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How about all FP vessels be crewed by Traffic Wardens? They could pull up along side some moustachiod Spanish skipper who's waving a shotgun about and slap a ticket on his wheelhouse window! That'll get rid of a few of 'em.
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Old 31 March 2006, 09:03   #38
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good plan! - it was always tempting to let loose a few rounds accross the bows of the spaniards so maybe tickets might be a more diplomatic approach..
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....it was always tempting to let loose a few rounds accross the bows of the spaniards ........
Why bother sending them across the bows through would work better Des
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Old 31 March 2006, 13:39   #40
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The "waving a shotgun around" thing actually happens. A mate of mine worked on one of Stevo's beamers out of Newlyn a few years ago. ( W. Stevenson & Son own the biggest trawler fleet in England) They'd have run ins with Spanish boats, and very often the 'Village People' lookalike skipper would be out waving the shotgun about. The Belgiques were not very friendly either. All of this would be in UK waters.
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