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Good leaders seek common cause and stand up against those who seek to divide us

Posted on: 25th April 2019

So it was just a month ago when the whole Cornish community – Christians, Jews, Agnostics, Humanists and others – stood with our Islamic brothers and sisters in peace and solidarity against intolerance and hate, following the shocking murder of hundreds of worshipping muslims in New Zealand by a right-wing extremist. And so it is […]

Not such a Happy Mothers’ Day – as Child Poverty increases again

Posted on: 31st March 2019

The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty. Conservative Government tax credit cuts and the switch to Universal Credit has contributed to increased child poverty. 4.1 million children are now in poverty – that’s 30% of children now below the poverty line. Over 70% of children in poverty are in working households. So it’s not […]

There are NO “legally-binding changes” to the Withdrawal Agreement

Posted on: 12th March 2019

  Professor of EU Law, Michael Dougan, commented “There is still no mechanism by which the UK is entitled unilaterally to terminate the “backstop”” after analysing the so-called “Strasbourg Agreement” published last night. His Summary comment sent to me earlier this morning, after burning the midnight oil is set out below and his full analysis […]

Postscript for the outstanding Paul Flynn

Posted on: 28th February 2019

Postscript for the outstanding Paul Flynn – Labour MP for Newport West – who died last week. Good friend and mentor. Hilarious. Sage. His brilliant “Commons Knowledge” (1997) included a “Ten Commandments” for MPs which ended – “10: Neglect the rich, the obsessed, the tabloids and seek the silent voices”.

Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean

Posted on: 28th February 2019

The International Court of Justice has ruled that the UK must hand back the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean. I’ve campaigned for this for decades, being an officer of a Parliamentary group which fought for justice. All inhabitants of the main island – Diego Garcia – where expelled by the British in the 1960s […]

Colin and Andrew

Conservative MPs should apologise to Cornish Council Tax payers

Posted on: 11th February 2019

Cornwall’s Conservative MPs should apologise to Council Tax Payers for consistently voting to cut Council funding. That’s what Liberal Democrat Councillor Colin Martin and former MP Andrew George are pressing for before Council Tax bills hit local people’s mats next month. Andrew said, “Cornwall’s Conservative MPs voted to cut Cornwall’s funding again last week. Cornwall […]

Conservative MP will apologise for voting to increase poverty?

Posted on: 31st January 2019

Credit to Conservative MP Heidi Allen. She appears to speak out against her own Government’s policies which have done so much to create a big rise in poverty and homelessness.   Conservative MPs (including all our local MPs) have consistently voted to: cut working tax credit, slash support for the sick and disabled, reduced housing […]

Migrant nurse surcharge hike – ‘morally bankrupt’, says RCN

Posted on: 31st December 2018

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned that the fee for using NHS for nurses from outside the European Economic Area will double to £400 from tomorrow (Jan 2019). This will discourage nurse recruitment at exactly the time the NHS needs them most. RCN acting general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair: ‘These fees can tear […]

Welcome Cameron back …to honour pledge on Cornwall’s Stadium

Posted on: 5th November 2018

Local Liberal Democrat candidate and campaigner, Andrew George, said David Cameron should be welcomed back into front line politics if that’s what he wants. But his first job should be to honour his promise to Cornwall regarding funding for the Stadium. In the lead-up to the 2015 General Election when he was wanting local votes […]

Tory MP’s froth & wind won’t stop PO closures

Posted on: 25th October 2018

Responding to a tory MP’s extraordinary claim of “fantastic” progress in his Post Office closure campaign, Liberal Democrat campaigner, Andrew George challenged him to reverse the massive number of closures which have happened on his watch. Mr George said, “It’s no coincidence that since 2015 there’s been an epidemic of Post Office closures here in […]