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Liberal Democrats must lead effort to control Second Homes

Posted on: 17th September 2018

Homes for locals campaigner, Andrew George – who successfully led the campaign to remove the Council Tax subsidy for second homes – will tell the Liberal Democrats Conference in Brighton that the Party must drive the campaign to clamp-down on the wide and much flaunted tax avoidance opportunities for second home owners. He will move […]

News Update

Posted on: 13th September 2018

Spare a thought for the army of uncomplaining, unsung heroes. Those who are required to make sense of the chaos that is our Government’s management of Brexit. The ranks of stoical civil servants and the proprietors and staff of the thousands of businesses who have been working hard to decode the mantra-laden codswallop and cluelessness […]

Brexit debate – Come. Listen. Have your say.

Posted on: 3rd September 2018

Thursday 13th September – Queens hotel, Penzance – 7.30pm Andrew George is arranging a series of public meetings to discuss “Brexit: its impact on and consequences for Cornwall & Scilly”. The first will take place at The Queens Hotel, Penzance on Thursday 13th Sept at 7.30pm. He is putting together a panel of expert speakers […]

News Update

Posted on: 30th August 2018

Prepare yourselves. It seems our Government is bound to drag us into a “No deal” Brexit. I rejected Brexit in 2016 because I didn’t believe our Country should lose control to those Conservatives who want turn the UK into a backward, narrow-minded, inward looking and intolerant island which reckons that international respect is won through […]

Public Opinion in Penzance

Government must not ignore public on Brexit

Posted on: 28th August 2018

Public opinion and concerns should not be swept under the carpet by the Government as we head for Brexit. That’s what former MP, Andrew George, advises as he and fellow campaigners have been on the streets and inviting local people to react to the latest news on the Brexit negotiations. Opinion pollsters recently showed that […]

Defending to death Bozo’s right to bully

Posted on: 17th August 2018

“I disagree with what you say, but defend to death your right to make an ass of yourself”, said Oscar Wilde. It’s a fundamental British value to protect free speech. Which I’m afraid means we’re also obliged to even defend the right of privileged politicians who irresponsibly stoke prejudice by bullying the less privileged who […]

News Update

Posted on: 16th August 2018

“I disagree with what you say, but defend to death your right to make an ass of yourself” (Oscar Wilde) It’s a fundamental British value to protect free speech. Which I’m afraid means we’re also obliged to even defend the right of privileged politicians who irresponsibly stoke prejudice by bullying the less privileged who are […]

News Update

Posted on: 2nd August 2018

Last weekend I joined local police on patrol and performed my regular stint supporting the Penzance Street Food Project (SFP). I came away very encouraged. The prospects for Penzance remain positive, providing that those who speak up for the town are likewise positive about these things. However, there are still many who would rather blame […]

Progress being made in campaign to close second home tax loopholes

Posted on: 30th July 2018

Andrew George reports that good progress is being made in his campaign to close tax loopholes used by thousands of second home owners. The multi-million pound tax loss operates to the detriment of local families in housing need, legitimate holiday businesses, taxpayers and public services. Andrew first exposed the tax loopholes five years ago. But […]

Penzance – prospects look positive

Posted on: 29th July 2018

  People respond better to kindness and civility and not so well to unpleasantness and threats… This weekend I joined local police on patrol and performed my regular stint supporting the Penzance Street Food Project (SFP). And, you know, I came away very encouraged. The prospects for Penzance remain very positive if those who speak […]