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:
Andrew George - Standing up for Cornwall
National campaigner, local campaigner, former MP.
Andrew describes his role - "Seeking out the silent voices. Standing up to bullies. Fighting for justice”
Liberal Democrats - Building a brighter future
News & Updates
Tackling the housing emergency For too long, the UK planning system has been fuelled by greed, not by need.The core of its failure has been handing responsibility for the delivery of the homes we need to speculators primarily interested in filling thei …
Weekly blog • Incredible news that India has landed a spacecraft near the south pole of the moon. Wonderful news that our own local Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) played a pivotal role enabling it. Cornwall may not itself have joined the space race. But …
The government should stop the developers’ charter – and instead set targets to meet housing need, not developers’ greedI’ve long proposed that local authorities should be required to set targets to meet need, rather than simply housebuilding targets.C …
Bah Humbug Tory MPs voting to bring back the spirit of Scrooge in time for Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less
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How low will these lying, thieving scum bags go. Not an ounce of integrity or humanity between them. This government is an embarrassment to our country and should be in a courtroom not in parliament.
Had to laugh when Jeremy Hunt described the Tories as compassionate.
All heart these Tories. 🙄 Cowardly bullies picking on the most vulnerable in society.
In Singapore rough sleeping is banned, rough sleepers are rounded up and put into suitable accommodation where they receive medical attention, training and counselling to enable them to return to the workplace, we are unfortunately unable to do this, no doubt because we use all our resources looking after invaders from small boats arriving from France helped on their way by Euro criminals.
Please pop along to the West Cornwall Hospital information event on Thursday 30th Nov, anytime between 1-5.30pm.
The £9.1million+ new build will provide improved facilities compared to the outdated outpatients department at the back of the hospital.
Good news that they no longer plan to close Bellair and cram those services into this building. Though disappointing there's nothing for the UTC, for expansion of diagnostics and other facilities and growth the hospital needs.
I asked health chiefs weeks ago if this will result in ANY increase in outpatient services. But I've not yet received a reply.
Cynics may argue that this is an expensive sticking plaster compromise rushed through to engender a pre-election 'feel-good' factor in this very marginal Tory constituency. But it's a gift horse we should accept with grace.
Though the important work is still to be done. The hospital desperately needs to upgrade its diagnostic capacity and safe staffing levels and reliable ambulance back-up to ensure it can receive a wider range of urgent and unplanned patients on a 24/7 basis. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunak's shamefully petulant behaviour has done more to advance the case for the return of the Parthenon sculptures than my campaigning.
Good to see links to those efforts acknowledged in some of today's reporting. ... See MoreSee Less
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Nice also to see recognition of my metaphor 10 years ago that the removal of half of the sculptures from the Parthenon is like "tearing the Mona Lisa in half..."
I truly don't understand the belief that we should keep the marbles here. They belong in Greece, their acquisition was shady, they do not belong to us or our culture, and Greece wants them back. I am ashamed of my country's record of purloining anything it fancied from any culture in the world (where it was colonising, but I won't go into that whole can of worms now). The Elgin Marbles should be given back to their owners, without question, and it would be nice if we would do it voluntarily, with an apology, do it with good grace, as if we were decent human beings after all.
Almost ad much damage as Brexit! One would almost think they are 5th columnists.
Of course they must be returned, we pinched them. Shame upon shame on Rishi Sunak for his infantile, playground politics.
And while we're at it, give back the Benin bronzes, and all the other cultural artefacts from around the globe, lifted while we were telling the world that the indigenous people we were lifting them from were uncultured savages.
Expected Sunak would admire another PM who seeks to "take back control" - in this case of the Parthenon sculptures; stolen from Greece and brought to London by Lord Elgin 200 years ago.
Sunak's petulance heaps more shame on our country.
If the Greeks held half of Stonehenge in Athens I expect he'd begin to understand? Parthenon #parthenon Elginism #acropolismuseum ... See MoreSee Less
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We have the correct paperwork to retain these items. If we had not had them the Nazis would have destroyed them during WW2.
The Benin bronzes are actually more egregious, and a lot of stuff taken from further afield - I suspect the marbles get more mileage because they came from other Europeans. "We bought them from your colonial occupiers, it's legit" has never been a convincing moral argument to me, partly because there's also a bunch of our stuff in those store rooms taken when the British were our colonial occupiers. Museums around the world are often willing to engage in this, it's the governments getting in the way.
Give them back.
Time we gave those back.
More important things going on in the world and they are still going on about these, it was done over 200 years ago.
I think there are much more important matters Ritchie in this world! Get a grip man!
The Elgin Marbles weren't stolen. They were bought from the Ottoman Turks who were running Greece at the time. If Elgin hadn't purchased them they would be rubble by now. Personally I'm not greatly impressed by the marbles and suggest that we propose swapping them for something else.......preferably Crete.
Wasn’t this what they wanted to “Take Back Control” for…? ... See MoreSee Less
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The UK is at 1.56 births per woman, and under four working age people per pensioner, and falling. A few hundred thousand mostly young adults is frankly peanuts in redressing that, and politicians and economists know it. But this lot say they will reduce it and instead raise horrible plans to take benefits away from largely incapacitated long term unemployed people unless they ceaselessly engage in a search for work they may not be capable of doing. The whole topic is toxic and never discussed in rational terms.
Bought and paid for, only helped the vastly wealthy. Amazing what a chunk of change thrown at Cambridge Analytica and troll farms gets you these days.
And don’t forget This is legal migration
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.