Brexit party MEP called for EU fishing vessels to be 'sunk like Belgrano'

Robert Rowland’s tweet about foreign fishermen ‘evil’, says Lib Dem committee chair

A Brexit party MEP has been heavily criticised after he called for foreign fishing vessels to be “given the same treatment as the Belgrano”, the Argentinian cruiser sunk by the Royal Navy with the loss of hundreds of lives.

Robert Rowland, a hedge fund manager, made the remarks in a tweet about “the restoration of sovereignty over our waters”, in celebration of a fellow MEP, June Mummery, joining the European parliament’s fisheries committee.

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