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Promoting the Politics of Courage

Andrew George

Promoting the
Politics of Courage

I’m running a positive campaign to restore decency and honesty to our politics. To build a brighter future. To combat those who want us to become more inward-looking, backward-looking, more self-absorbed. I’ll build a campaign for an outward-looking, forward-looking and compassionate country.

We’ve been misled by a privileged clique who’ve irresponsibly played on fears to stoke prejudice. We must get beyond the Brexit chaos they’ve dragged our country into. We must restore the things that matter for the sake of our children’s future – our NHS, our schools and the very sustainability of our planet.

Come and join a growing campaign team. We’re determined to win this seat back this time, to make the difference, to build a brighter future.

Many people say “you politicians are all the same”. That statement has never been more untrue. The choice here is stark:

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Campaign for New-build Edward Hain Hospital

Posted on: 1st December 2020

The Government may have succeeded in its plan to close Edward Hain Hospital (EHH). But we are determined to ensure it is replaced with a new, bigger and even better purpose-built community hospital and that it shall be named The Edward Hain Memorial Ho …

Working together – best way to combat pandemic

Posted on: 31st October 2020

It’s time for all parties to come together for the good of the country. I’ve called for this before. But it bears repeating again now. Our country needs a cross-Party, cross-Parliament but most importantly genuinely science-led coalition to take over a …

We can be better than this – and rise above Scrooge-like excuses for child poverty

Posted on: 28th October 2020

Warm congratulations and thanks to many local businesses and individuals who’ve stepped up and responded with kindness after Parliament voted down Marcus Rashford’s campaign to fight child hunger amongst the poorest families.The vote itself was shockin …

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1 day ago

Andrew George

This evening on ITV News West Country

The closure of Edward Hain Hospital is particularly painful for those of us who campaigned so hard (in my case in Parliament) and who successfully marched to save the Hospital from threatened closure 23 years ago.

But within months of the Conservatives taking this in 2015 the Hospital was closed. Some believe on a pretext. Then a slow 4 and a half year grinding down of community resistance. The final nail driven into it yesterday.

That's why I and others have started a campaign for a new, purpose-built Edward Hain Hospital. Bigger (20+ inpatient beds), even better and filling the vitally important bridge between the acute (RCHT) service and home. Health chiefs have been instructed by Government to close community hospitals at the very time the Covid pandemic has proven that we need more of them.

The Conservatives promised £millions for a new build major hospital in Cornwall at last year's General Election. Well, if they're sincere about having the money, let's see some of it spent on a new build Edward Hain here in West Cornwall.

Thank you ITV News
Sam Blackledge

St Ives, Cornwall
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You hit the nail of the head about the need for intermediate beds at a geographical local level being over looked. In Covid world we live in at present their lack has become even more poignant.

Its all in the grand design. Close it & develope the site. The pressure will then be on Council to process the " new town " developement in Carbis Bay incorporating a new hospital.

No surprise but a tragic loss to the St Ives Community😡😥

It will no doubt please the developers.

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2 days ago

Andrew George

This Government never lets inconvenient facts get in the way of the story they want to tell, especially if it's their usual jingoistic nonsense.

According to Conservative Ministers the Covid vaccine roll-out is "the day the UK led humanity's charge against this disease" (see below). Their claim has even less credibility than Trump declaring himself the victor of the US Presidential election.

BioNTech, the German company that did the science, was founded by the children of Turkish immigrants to Germany and is being funded by the European Investment Bank as well as the German government. The project also benefits from two EU programmes: Horizon 2020 InnovFin and the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
Pfizer, the US firm that is part of the vaccine development partnership, is headed by a survivor of the Jewish community of Thessalonica that was almost exterminated by the Nazis during the Second World War.
And it's being manufactured in Belgium.

So it's the product of International collaboration - not narrow and backward-looking nationalism...

But, to the Conservatives, it's evidence of "the UK leading the charge..." More accurately it's the UK Tories leading with their usual lies. I suppose it's whatever appeals to their base...

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This Government never lets inconvenient facts get in the way of the story they want to tell, especially if its their usual jingoistic nonsense. 

According to Conservative Ministers the Covid vaccine roll-out is the day the UK led humanitys charge against this disease (see below). Their claim has even less credibility than Trump declaring himself the victor of the US Presidential election. 

BioNTech, the German company that did the science, was founded by the children of Turkish immigrants to Germany and is being funded by the European Investment Bank as well as the German government. The project also benefits from two EU programmes: Horizon 2020 InnovFin and the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
Pfizer, the US firm that is part of the vaccine development partnership, is headed by a survivor of the Jewish community of Thessalonica that was almost exterminated by the Nazis during the Second World War. 
And its being manufactured in Belgium.

So its the product of International collaboration - not narrow and backward-looking nationalism...

But, to the Conservatives, its evidence of the UK leading the charge... More accurately its the UK Tories leading with their usual lies. I suppose its whatever appeals to their base...

https://twitter.com/_EmmaGH/status/1334091009114984448?s=20

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I've reached the conclusion that their ever increasing need to lie, illustrates their desperation to justify their current actions and their chronic lack of confidence in any concrete benefits of Brexit.

rushed out more like, i would not trust it, or take anything with aborted foetel cells in from an aborted baby.... no way... and i don't expect we should have restrictions if we make that choice to not have it!

Hey but the main thing is BRITAIN IS ROLLING IT OUT FIRST! That's all that counts, right?

Cummings is still writing the scripts..

What utter crap

I think they wanted to sound positive about UK approval and give hope but it's hopelessly sounded like we did it all ourselves. I'm pretty sure most people know we didn't in terms of this vaccine.

They would steal the sweets from a babies mouth.

A lot of folks might just think that we fast tracked the vaccine without proper safety checks to make a Tory Government look good..... as if :-)

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5 days ago

Andrew George

Join me at this online webinar from the comfort of your home.

Sorry for using the "B" word. But we are just a month from leaving the EU. The biggest issues still yet to be concluded.

I'll be joined by a first class panel of brilliant and knowledgeable speakers.

Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/130735337915

The following week (16th Dec 7.30pm) will be another webinar on the "C" word - and another expert panel. More to follow...
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Join me at this online webinar from the comfort of your home.

Sorry for using the B word. But we are just a month from leaving the EU. The biggest issues still yet to be concluded.

Ill be joined by a first class panel of brilliant and knowledgeable speakers.

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/130735337915

The following week (16th Dec 7.30pm) will be another webinar on the C word - and another expert panel. More to follow...

1 week ago

Andrew George

Save the date - Thursday 10th Dec at 7.30pm

A free webinar - register here - www.eventbrite.com/e/130735337915

The Government is pleased Brexit has been driven from public attention by the Covid Pandemic. Things don't look too good. The Bank of England predicts the potential 'No Deal' Brexit will have an even larger long-term detriment to the UK economy than Covid.

But where are the negotiations and what will it mean for us?

I've assembled an expert panel to advise. I've invited local Government supporters to join me but they usually refuse.

I'll circulate more information, including registration details in the coming days.

Save the date...
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Save the date - Thursday 10th Dec at 7.30pm

A free webinar - register here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/130735337915

The Government is pleased Brexit has been driven from public attention by the Covid Pandemic. Things dont look too good. The Bank of England predicts the potential No Deal Brexit will have an even larger long-term detriment to the UK economy than Covid. 

But where are the negotiations and what will it mean for us?

Ive assembled an expert panel to advise. Ive invited local Government supporters to join me but they usually refuse.

Ill circulate more information, including registration details in the coming  days.

Save the date...

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I am not familiar with the others, but Prof. Dougan is brilliant. Thanks.

Unbelievable what this government is doing, they should be behind bars for treason.

Why on earth did your party prefer Brexit to labour coalition ?

Cause they were buddies?

Here's the registration link. It's free: www.eventbrite.com/e/130735337915

The EU was so central to all our lives - we didn’t even think about the ways EU legislation benefited us all (part of the problem in a way) but now as we see the ‘negotiations’ unraveling we realize how much worse off we will be in every sector and every part of our lives.

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Speaking Up

We lost by the narrow margin of just 312 votes at the last election. I was asked by news reporters immediately afterwards “how disappointed” I felt. I explained that I wasn’t disappointed for myself, but for the people I hoped to speak up for and who deserved to have their voice heard in Parliament.

After all, in Cornwall the Conservative Party secured the support of just 35% of the Cornish electorate yet secured 100% of the seats, …100% of the voice.

The Conservatives primarily speak up for those who are already more than able to speak up for themselves: the wealthy, the landed, big business, the privileged, powerful media barons, those who believe the poor have only themselves to blame etc.

But who’ll speak for the poor, the poorly housed, our NHS, our schools, our public servants, our environment, refugees, for Britain to be an ambassador for peace and reconciliation in a wider world, or even for foxes who’d rather not be chased to their death just for recreational fun?

Though a clear majority of voters in this constituency agree we must find a voice for the voiceless, unfortunately old fashioned tribalism ensured the votes of the majority were split and so helped gift this seat to the Conservatives on another minority vote.

We owe it to the voiceless to do all we can to stop that happening here this time. That’s why I’ve been working to seek cooperation between those on the centre/left of politics. I continue that work. I hope you’ll join me.

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