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Dog whistle politics comes back to bite Theresa May

Posted on: 17th April 2018

We shouldn’t be shocked to discover how prejudiced the Conservatives have been in their treatment of British people who came here lawfully more than 50 years ago. Theresa May’s mask has slipped before. The Conservatives may use artful language. But we know what they mean when they blow the race and immigration dog whistle. The shocking […]

“Shameful cuts will punish the low paid”

Posted on: 9th April 2018

The cloak of worrying news on Syria, Salisbury poisoning, Brexit etc is successfully used to bury the impact of the Government’s latest round of shameful cuts. Some workers estimate they’ll suffer a 25% loss from Universal Credit changes. Meaning some may have to give up work. Others could lose their homes through changes in support […]

Will ‘our’ fish take back control?

Posted on: 14th March 2018

We were told at the referendum that “Britain leaving the EU will see an automatic restoration of the 200 mile/median line boundaries, bringing everything…back into our jurisdiction” (Fishing for Leave (FfL)). But, as warned at the time, it’s not as simple as that. Other international – UN – law prevails. We were also assured that the fish within our […]

Housing need before developers’ greed

Posted on: 14th March 2018

So when Theresa May owned up to spending her youth ‘running through fields of wheat’, perhaps she was still being economical with the truth? It seems she may have been sizing up those fields as future building plots…judging by her statement this week on housing and planning! But the PM is right. There’s a housing […]

Save our NHS – campaign planning meeting – Monday 19th March 2018 7.30pm, St John’s Hall, Penzance

Posted on: 12th March 2018

I have arranged a NHS campaign planning meeting to take place at St John’s Hall, Penzance on Monday 19th March at 7.30pm and would be pleased to see you can come. As you will know, there are already a number of NHS campaigns. So it’s important to make sure that this one compliments, is easily […]

The Politics of Hope; from opposition to electoral success in west Cornwall. Can the Tories be defeated?

Posted on: 26th February 2018

Congratulations to those Labour members, the Green Party, Women’s Equality Party, Mebyon Kernow, Liberal Democrats and those with no Party affiliation for turning up at what turned out to be a meeting of like minds – St John’s Hall, Pz, this week. Well chaired by recently retired RCHT Consultant Physician Dr David Levine. The Conservatives […]

Let’s have a public debate on Brexit

Posted on: 21st February 2018

Former MP Andrew George says local people deserve a say on the kind of Brexit being negotiated by the Government. Following the revelation of a secret letter to the Prime Minister signed by one local MP, and which calls for the hardest of hard Brexit’s, Mr George says these matters should be put in the […]

Progressive Alliance for Cornwall

Public meeting to discuss political cooperation

Posted on: 20th February 2018

Former MP and candidate, Andrew George, will join a panel of speakers for a public meeting in Penzance this Thursday to explore the opportunities for greater political cooperation. Attached is a poster about the event and a document which Mr George produced last year identifying many of the key policy areas on which he believes […]

Second Homes March

Protestors Demonstrate Common Cause for Housing Justice

Posted on: 10th February 2018

Andrew George hailed today’s protest march for housing justice a great success. Over a hundred withstood the rain and wind to walk from Mousehole to Penzance to make their voices heard. He said: “Congratulations to all those who came out today in very wet conditions – marching from Mousehole to Penzance – to fight for […]

Andrew George

Campaign to halt tax-dodging Second Homes must go all the way – George

Posted on: 5th February 2018

  Homes for locals campaigner and former MP, Andrew George, who successfully led the campaign to remove the Council Tax subsidy for second homes said his campaign to clamp-down on the wide and much flaunted tax avoidance opportunities for second home owners must now be answered by Government ministers. He said: “If the rich under-occupy […]