Big “Green” Debate
Rock Star – Brian May – Backs Andrew George
Local MP to Set Agenda for Government
West Cornwall MP and former shadow Liberal Democrat Environment and Climate Change Minister, Andrew George, has called a public meeting to review the impact of public policy on the environment and on climate change as Parliament comes to close.
Early indications are that turnout at the green debate will result in a packed house. Green campaigner and Queen guitarist, Brian May, has sent a message to Andrew George on the day of the launch of his campaign for “common decency” – that voters in the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency support MPs like Andrew George and Green MP Caroline Lucas who he says stand for the values that British politicians should have. Caroline Lucas and Andrew George have often campaigned together on health, housing and green issues.
Mr George will be joined by an expert panel and has invited the public to join him at Penwith College on Friday 27th March, at 7pm, to review Government policy and to identify where a future Government can improve environment, animal welfare and climate change standards.
Mr George will be joined by Baroness Kate Parminter (former Chief Executive CPRE; RSPCA Executive; Chair, Campaign for the Hunted Animal); Prof Rosie Woodroffe (Senior Research Fellow Ecologist at the Zoological Society of London and co-partner with Mr George of the Penwith Badger Vaccination Project) and Dr Nick Tregenza (Marine Biologist and specialist in cetaceans).
Mr George said, “The Prime Minister expressed hope that the Coalition Government would be “the greenest government ever”. But it soon became clear that the Conservative side of the Coalition didn’t have their heart in it and the Prime Minister himself was exposed as describing green policy targets “green c**p”!
“It is clear, however, that the environment, animal welfare and climate change must be at the heart of Government policy. That’s why I called this meeting; to both look back and look forward.
“I am pleased that I shall be joined by three well known environmental experts with whom I’ve worked before. I will certainly value the constructive advice, comments and, perhaps even, criticisms of those who will attend.”