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The paralysis can’t go on

Posted on: 10th December 2018

Let the people decide NB Andrew George is available in WESTMINSTER for interview or comment on today’s developments Commenting on the PM’s decision to stop tomorrow’s “meaningful vote” on the EU withdrawal agreement Andrew George said “the Government is clearly incapable of governing”. “This paralysis cannot continue. Parliament is (collectively) procrastinating. “This has become a […]

Brexit poll

Government’s Brexit strategy

Posted on: 6th December 2018

As the Government’s Brexit strategy continues to spiral into worsening chaos it’s good to see MPs insisted on having full access to the Attorney General’s advice. Everyone noted the local Conservative MP insisted on having this. So it’s odd he voted against the release of the information.

Vince Cable

Big thanks to Vince Cable for his recent visit to west Cornwall

Posted on: 6th December 2018

Big thanks to Vince Cable for his recent visit to west Cornwall. We enjoyed a return visit to Goonhilly. He backed my efforts to help Goonhilly when the Tory side of the Coalition wanted to frustrate that support. Proud of progress there and at growing local success story Frugi in Helston which we also visited. […]

Second Homes March

Second and holiday homes in Cornwall

Posted on: 6th December 2018

Second and holiday homes in Cornwall will avoid paying nearly £100 million in tax this year. That’s my conclusion after analysing the latest stats I’d gathered on second home ownership. Nearly 7,000 homes which opt to pay business rates rather than higher Council tax have successfully applied for full rebate. A tax subsidy of £12.6 […]

Climate Change

Sir David Attenborough told the world this week “the collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon”

Posted on: 6th December 2018

If Sir David says it you have to sit up and take notice. He’s right. Human actions over the last couple of centuries have helped tip the world onto the verge of catastrophic climate change. Unless we take dramatic action now. The prediction is evidence-based. A conclusion supported by the vast majority of respected scientists; […]

Second Homes March

4,250+ elderly/disabled people in Cornwall could get daily care support if second homes tax loopholes are stopped

Posted on: 3rd December 2018

Housing campaigner Andrew George has revealed new figures which indicate that tax advantages worth nearly £100 million will be granted to second and holiday homes in Cornwall this year. Of that £12.7 million is paid by Cornwall(1) to compensate second homers who use a business rate loophole. He further estimated that other tax loopholes/advantages available […]

Vince Cable

George to review progress of ‘old school’ rebuild project (which he worked to secure)

Posted on: 26th November 2018

Former Helston MP and Helston School old boy, Andrew George, will bring his Party Leader Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP to Helston Community College for a series of meetings including a public Meeting on matters of the day. This will take place on Thursday 29th November (see attached poster). While he’s there Andrew will […]

Vince Cable

Come and join Vince Cable in Helston Next Thursday

Posted on: 26th November 2018

Please join Vince and me at this event next Thursday evening at my ‘old school’ – Helston Community College. We’ll be joined by successful local entrepreneurs Lucy Jewson (Co-Founder and director of Helston based company Frugi Children’s clothes wear) and Toby Parkins (Director of Heads Forward and President of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce). It’ll […]

Second Homes March

The campaigns I’m involved in

Posted on: 22nd November 2018

Other than that, when I’ve completed my day job, the campaigns I’m involved in to support homes for locals, fair taxation for second homes, support for our still struggling NHS, decent services, protecting our post offices, to combat man-made climate change, a stronger environment and more are all making quiet but meaningful progress. A change […]

Panel Debate, Helston, 29th November

Posted on: 22nd November 2018

If you haven’t been to any of the Brexit debates I’ve organised so far perhaps you’d like to join us at a panel debate I’ve arranged to take place in Helston next week. It will include former Trade Secretary, Liberal Democrat Leader Dr Sir Vince Cable MP. Helston Community College at 7:30pm on Thursday 29th […]