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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.

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Covid: “Late & limp Government ‘response package’ is just waffle”

Posted on: 27th August 2021

Response to this evening’s announced Government response to high levels of covid cases in Cornwall and devon:The serious escalation in Covid cases demands clarity and leadership. After all, over a thousand people die of Covid each week. Hospitals face …

G7 and the Covid tsunami – Just a coincidence?

Posted on: 20th June 2021

The correlation between G7 and the tsunami of covid case-load in St Ives/Carbis Bay (and Falmouth) is undeniable. It ought to drive public bodies to at the very least maintain an open mind about the connection between the two. But Cornwall’s Council’s …

Publish Covid risk analysis before G7 goes ahead

Posted on: 6th June 2021

The UK Government and other G7 leaders will wish to set an example. Most G7 invitees are from Amber countries. The UK Government’s own regulations insist that anyone entering the UK from a G7 country is required to quarantine for at least five days. Th …

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24 hours ago
Andrew George

Very good news. Much needed to maintain a lifeline service to and between the Islands. Congratulations to all involved.

I understand the Steamship Co. approves of the plans. Full steam ahead. 😊We're delighted to announce that the Council has been successful in securing £48.4m towards the cost of replacing the vessels and improving the harbours which play a vital role in providing the sea links which support the community and businesses on the Isles of Scilly.

The funding was confirmed as the Government announced the first areas in the country to benefit from its Levelling Up Strategy in the autumn budget.

scilly.gov.uk/news/council-secures-%C2%A348m-major-improvements-isles-scilly%E2%80%99s-sea-links
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Very good news. Much needed to maintain a lifeline service to and between the Islands. Congratulations to all involved. 

I understand the Steamship Co. approves of the plans. Full steam ahead. 😊

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Delivered by a Conservative Chancellor, well done Rishi!

Good that they have got the money, but seriously bad that it will likwly be spent on a billionaire yacht lookalike using ancient loading technology 🙁 Wake up Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, this is the 21st century and all over the world Roll-on-Roll-off ferries have proved themselves to be a far more efficient way to handle freight.

BUT...will it have stabilizers??

Benjamin Matthews Do you want the frikken boats replacing or not? Jeez, the begging bowl was held out, £48 million was chucked in, and now you want to make acceptance conditional on some abstract DEMANDS. There's just no pleasing some people.

are cornish/UK companies going to build the boats or are oversea's companies going to get TAXPAYERS cash to build them???

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1 day ago
Andrew George

Please support this campaign
And the wonderful Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust

There's a little more than a day left! So, "no time to snooze"!

Seals are extremely vulnerable to disturbance. of course I'm sure many dog walkers, kayak enthusiasts and boat users are unaware. But some are and it's right to give our small seal population some protection and to help raise awareness of the problem.

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Signed and shared

Thank you for sharing 💙

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1 week ago
Andrew George

I simply repeat what I've said since before the Government's so-called "freedom day" last June. We should follow the approach taken by those countries which are not seeing our much larger and now rising levels of Covid cases, hospital pressures and deaths - mandatory mask wearing in enclosed public places and on public transport. And other sensible precautions.

We're still seeing a thousand+ covid deaths a week, unsustainable pressure on our NHS and rising case numbers. Lack of compliance with taking sensible precautions (after all, mask wearing in enclosed places is simply demonstrating respect and consideration for others) seems to be growing. Time for the Government to act.
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I simply repeat what Ive said since before the Governments so-called freedom day last June. We should follow the approach taken by those countries which are not seeing our much larger and now rising levels of Covid cases, hospital pressures and deaths - mandatory mask wearing in enclosed public places and on public transport. And other sensible precautions.

Were still seeing a thousand+ covid deaths a week, unsustainable pressure on our NHS and rising case numbers. Lack of compliance with taking sensible precautions (after all, mask wearing in enclosed places is simply demonstrating respect and consideration for others) seems to be growing. Time for the Government to act.

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Quite correct Andrew. I recently spent a few weeks on vacation in Spain and it was immediately noticeable the number of people that had their masks on when outdoors as well as inside. On return to the UK, very few people were bothering with masks! No surprise infection rates are up.

It's a simple, cynical, and lethal equation. The more cases, the more hospitalisations, the more deaths, the more medical kit and PPE, the more contracts for the Tory donors. Am I saying the Tories - or some of them - are deliberately prolonging the virus to gain financial advantage? Yes, I'm afraid I am.

We're shocked by Kwarteng's definition of " it's worked".

I am currently in Italy where the numbers are tiny. Everyone wears a mask, when entering restaurants and offices you have to show your GreenPass Italia with your vaccination certificate, and in the office I was visiting you also have to have your temperature taken before being allowed in. It's not rocket science and everyone is getting on with life, restaurants are full and things are the same sense of normality as the UK, except for masks and vaccination passes.

Seems shocking to me that so many MPs are not to be seen wearing masks in enclosed public spaces.

Here in France, mask wearing is still compulsory in indoor public places. Pass sanitaire compulsory for entry to bars and restaurants, we even had to show ours to gain entry to an outdoor event at the weekend

We’re travelling in France and Spain and everyone seems to be treating it as common sense and courtesy to wear a mask and social distance. It feels safer and we are safer here!

Someone, (not Einstein), said: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results!"

In all these other countries Andrew is there the same level of testing going on as there is in this country? With All these rising cases and hospitalisations how many of these people have been already vaccinated? how many have underlying health issues? what’s the average age of people going to hospital? how understaffed! still is the nhs? how many doctors and nurses are off sick? how many of the test results are false positives? how is it that we still haven’t got a test that is 100% guaranteed to give you the correct test result? how much longer do we have to be kept in this constant state of fear? how is your health or anyone else’s health my responsibility? People have been wearing masks now for over a year non of these measures work is it not time for letting people make there own decisions on how they live their lives ? let them take responsibility for themselves, cause it seems to me that very few of this protective measures have worked

There is no level of pressure that doesn't break the NHS. It's broken. I'm not entirely convinced of its existence. Instead of dogwhistling about further restrictions which are fine for middle class homeowners, why don't we use this opportunity to fix fundamental issues. Such as this one, for instance: www.ier.org.uk/news/uk-sick-pay-nearly-worst-in-europe-and-in-breach-of-international-law/

I have thought the same from the start of "freedom" Andrew.

You cannot quantify common sense,wear a mask reduce the risk of infections,keep social distancing , Flu hardly had a look in last year its here now, mix this with Covid and other respiratory illness you have a cocktail that is lethal to the NHS.

Is this the result of a policy that has worked?!! 😡

I’ve just come back from Majorca where I felt incredibly safe. Low numbers, compulsory masks.

The government’s attitude implies that it’s all over, reverse psychology going on here.

You need to be careful in wishing that the state mandates what is/are, effectively, removal of freedoms. I'm not saying that mask wearing is bad, I wear one myself, all the time, but if it were made mandatory then all sorts of problems would ensue. I think where this government is failing, is in not persuading people to do what's best, and explaining the reasons: masks, vaccines, distance ... we're still getting so much mixed messaging. And ... where nonsense is spouted in the media, social and MSM, the government must call it out publicly. It's a mess, but dragging the government continually doesn't help matters. As for other countries, no country has the "best and perfect" model.

Agree with you 100% Andrew

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1 week ago
Andrew George

In support of a local family who have been terribly traumatised by the slaughter of their much loved cat, Mini, by the local Hunt.

It's shocking enough that there are still people who feel it's their right to get their kicks out of chasing animals to their death for fun.

Mini certainly wasn't the first pet to be cruelly killed as collateral bloodshed just so some folk can enjoy their 'sport'. But the family are campaigning to make sure she'll be the last, and no others will experience this trauma.

Please sign the petition. It needs to reach 100,000 by 29th Oct.
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In support of a local family who have been terribly traumatised by the slaughter of their much loved cat, Mini, by the local Hunt.

Its shocking enough that there are still people who feel its their right to get their kicks out of chasing animals to their death for fun. 

Mini certainly wasnt the first pet to be cruelly killed as collateral bloodshed just so some folk can enjoy their sport. But the family are campaigning to make sure shell be the last, and no others will experience this trauma. 

Please sign the petition. It needs to reach 100,000 by 29th Oct.

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Andrew George please can you post up the link to the petition 😢

94,000 reached

Can you add the link please? Or put it in comments x

I can’t see the link. Can you re share please?

Is there a link?

National Trust members need to vote for the anti-hunting motion at the AGM too.

The people involved in this revolting totally antiquated pastime need to take a good long look at themselves . Most lack any true deep connection with themselves and the sanctity of life so perhaps seek professional help to get over your psychosis.

Poor little poppet so cruel and totally unnecessary I can’t understand how anyone could do that to a little cat

It's just as barbaric when someone hits your dog and just drives off! Some people have absolutely no thought for pets or animals in general!

When you consider the damning verdict in the Hankinson case re. false trail laying and the recent exposure of how cruelly hounds are killed when they are too old, or do not show the required hunting instincts, it would appear that Hunts regard themselves above law and decency.

Signed. This has to stop. It is barbaric. 😭😭

Words fail me Andrew George. I cannot for the life of me know what’s goes through their tiny minds.

Well said, Andrew. This barbarism must stop.

Signed, but will these awful people obey it, I thought we already had a law forbidding hunting!

Makes my blood boil 😡 Signed & hopefully will make a difference 🤞

That’s heartbreaking 💔

Signed by me, and I will share of course !

Signed. Over 96000 now.

Signed and shared. Over 96,000 now.

DONE.

Done

Done

Done!

done

Done

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2 weeks ago
Andrew George

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58930593

Shocked and very saddened to learn the news of the killing of David Amess today. Kind and thoughtful. Though of course we didn’t agree on all matters, he was the only fellow MP who took the trouble to send me a considerate handwritten letter after the 2015 election. There aren’t many like him.
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I am heartbroken... No matter what your political views this shouldn't happen to anyone 😥

Does make you wonder what the country is coming to. Sad news, shame a person can't go about their job in peace.

💔 heartbreaking 💔 condolences to his family and friends x

Really devastating news .

Yes, dreadful news.

Sad, sad news.

Shocking and very, very sad 😢

Horrific.

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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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