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Archive for the ‘Covid-19’ Category

The Government must learn lessons from pandemic failure

Posted on: 17th December 2020

Many thanks to our expert panelists at last evening’s Covid “Lessons learned” Webinar. We can see why Conservative Ministers have been so keen to avoid even a quick Public Inquiry so that we can learn important lessons to improve on the UK’s shockingly poor handling of the pandemic and the tens of thousands of avoidable […]

Covid – Government saved by the vaccine?

Posted on: 8th December 2020

What lessons can we learn from the handling of the pandemic in the UK? Has this been a case of NHS and other front-line worker Lions led by donkeys? Or has the UK fared well in difficult circumstances? I’ve assembled an excellent panel of expert speakers at a free webinar to take place next Wednesday 16th […]

Working together – best way to combat pandemic

Posted on: 31st October 2020

It’s time for all parties to come together for the good of the country. I’ve called for this before. But it bears repeating again now. Our country needs a cross-Party, cross-Parliament but most importantly genuinely science-led coalition to take over and get on top of the pandemic. All the signs are that it’s taking another […]

We can be better than this – and rise above Scrooge-like excuses for child poverty

Posted on: 28th October 2020

Warm congratulations and thanks to many local businesses and individuals who’ve stepped up and responded with kindness after Parliament voted down Marcus Rashford’s campaign to fight child hunger amongst the poorest families. The vote itself was shocking enough. But the litany of attempted excuses expose the Conservative MPs who voted against children in need. Let’s […]

Success for Leisure Centre campaigners

Posted on: 14th October 2020

8 local Leisure Centres and swimming pools including St Ives and Helston reopen this week. 4 others which reopened in the summer, including Penzance and Carn Brea, have been safeguarded. Congratulations to Cornwall Council. The Council overcame Government refusal to help, even though it provided funds to Conservative run Councils up country. The Council dipped […]

Our country back-peddles again – This week’s blog

Posted on: 16th September 2020

The UK covid-19 battle is characterised by NHS and public sector Lions led by Ministerial Donkeys.Government Ministers have so far protected themselves from deserved criticism with the comfort blanket of supporters who jump on critics for being “unpatriotic” at a time when “we should all stick-together”. This has permitted Ministers to maintain consistency in their […]

Our teachers and pupils deserve support – not ill-judged opinion

Posted on: 9th September 2020

It is dangerous if MPs who appear to have a low comprehension of risk are permitted to opine on the subject of the safety of our schools returning. Some MPs need tutorials – especially on science and evidence based policy making – before being let loose on the public. Former MP Andrew George has written […]

Un-lockdown – Is the Government still hibernating the truth

Posted on: 25th June 2020

Of course it’s right to lift our country out of “hibernation”. A cautious lifting of the lockdown should happen as soon as it is safe to do so. However;1. the Government should have put in place a competent test & tracing system before this happened. Other countries have. But not here; 2. the Government should […]

The Cummings and goings of the real PM…

Posted on: 23rd May 2020

  So how would the Conservative Government manage without Prime Minister Cummings? This pandemic has shown the UK at its very best – magnificent frontline workers; stoical population respecting the need for lock-down and distancing; and stronger communities where kindness has overcome unkindness. But the Conservative Government has treated it as a public relations rather […]

Crisis shows the true value of key workers and the strength of our communities

Posted on: 29th April 2020

Tomorrow evening we stand out again to applaud our frontline workers. Those people who literally put their lives on the line to save the lives of others and to keep us all going – not just NHS professionals, but care workers, refuse collectors, grocery retail workers, transport workers, delivery services and many, many more. It’s […]