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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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National campaigner, local campaigner, former MP.

Andrew describes his role - "Seeking out the silent voices. Standing up to bullies. Fighting for justice”

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Over £100 million in Covid aid given to second homers – Chancellor should claw it back.

Posted on: 26th February 2021

Revealed – over £100m of Cornwall’s covid aid claimed by second home owners. It should instead be used for locals in housing need. I’ve also asked one Conservative MP second homer to back my call.Over £100 million of Cornwall’s Covid aid money has been …

Destructive NHS Act to be scrapped – “I told you so”

Posted on: 11th February 2021

The NHS “reforms” introduced a decade ago will apparently be reversed. I spent years fighting the Conservatives and even folk in my own Party who became seduced into accepting these evidently ridiculous and destructive “reforms”. Am I now entitled to s …

Perpetrators should compensate fishermen

Posted on: 15th January 2021

“I agree with the call for fishermen to be compensated. The perpetrators of the dishonest hoax played on our fishermen should compensate the industry.”Former Shadow Fishing Minister, Andrew George – who correctly warned the fishing industry of the fals …

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11 hours ago

Andrew George

St Piran's Day - celebrate what's good about Cornwall
...and to be proud of what makes Cornwall stand out.

"Cutting Cornwall into the wider celebration of rich diversity. Not cutting ourselves off."
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St Pirans Day - celebrate whats good about Cornwall
...and to be proud of what makes Cornwall stand out.

Cutting Cornwall into the wider celebration of rich diversity. Not cutting ourselves off.

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so why do guys wear sunglasses on a overcast gloomy day I wonder

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21 hours ago

Andrew George

Alongside the local elections you’ll have a chance to elect a far better candidate than the present Conservative to become our Police Commissioner - Brian Blake on 6th May

www.facebook.com/brianblake4pcc/posts/270208474828944#brianblake @libdems #policecrimecommissioner #Devon #Cornwall #cornwallpolice #devonpolice #localelections2021
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Alongside the local elections you’ll have a chance to elect a far better candidate than the present Conservative to become our Police Commissioner - Brian Blake on 6th May

https://www.facebook.com/brianblake4pcc/posts/270208474828944

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How do we find out more about him? X

Who are the candidates? No one supporting hunting I hope? I need to look them up

Thanks for posting, wouldn’t have had the faintest idea who to support otherwise...

This needs much wider publicity

Wil there be any local polling figures to help those amongst us who are cynical 'tactical voters'?

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2 weeks ago

Andrew George

I support Government proposals to ban the banning of free speech. Though the Education Secretary should first concentrate on doing his job competently he’s right not to give a platform to those who want to “no platform” people who’s views they don’t like.

However, I suspect this is just a distraction from the much bigger problem of Government Ministers “no platforming” themselves from public scrutiny; being “unavailable for comment” when we the public want answers; and refusing to attend the many public meetings I and others have arranged for local MPs to be publicly accountable on important matters of public policy.
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I support Government proposals to ban the banning of free speech. Though the Education Secretary should first concentrate on doing his job competently he’s right not to give a platform to those who want to “no platform” people who’s views they don’t like.
      
However, I suspect this is just a distraction from the much bigger problem of Government Ministers “no platforming” themselves from public scrutiny; being “unavailable for comment” when we the public want answers; and refusing to attend the many public meetings I and others have arranged for local MPs to be publicly accountable on important matters of public policy.

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Should the same rule apply to Conservative Clubs? If not, why not?

No doubt these free speech people will be investigating John Redwood?

Given that Johnson threw out every member of his party who didn’t agree with him, this is monumental hypocrisy, apart from anything else.

But when the national trust tried to teach people about the history and finances of certain properties these same people were denouncing it. What about people preaching extremist religious views? Or is it just the views they agree with. It's a lot of fuss just to allow people to say racist things again

The fundamental question really is what we mean by "freedom of speech". I doubt anyone really believes in complete freedom of speech with no restrictions. The question is where in practice we actually believe that those restrictions should be.

So if a right wing fascist wants to spout his evil claptrap you are not allowed to say anything.

Has he produced a working definition of "Freedom of speech" or is it a euphemism because higher intellects don't want to hear right wing brexit drivel?

Well said.

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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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