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Reflection on tragic killing of MP Jo Cox

Posted on: 5th July 2018

It’s right that we annually reflect on the shocking and tragic killing of an exceptional MP Jo Cox by a right-wing extremist two years ago. But I’m going to say what many are thinking yet are afraid to say. Of course these occasions should be moments to bring communities together, break down divisions and stand […]

Conservatives have rigged the voting system. But it can be reformed.

Posted on: 10th May 2018

Good news! If last week’s up country local election results were replicated here in west Cornwall in a General Election the Conservatives could lose at least 2 of their 3 MPs, according to one independent source. The two in every three local electors who didn’t vote Conservative last year may welcome this? However, such a […]

Conservatives more concerned with how they look than in how our NHS is struggling under their mishandled supervision…

Posted on: 24th April 2018

So Jeremy Hunt has written to just fellow Conservative MPs to ask what he should do to make him and his Party look less bad. This after all of those years of distain towards and mismanagement of our NHS. Jeremy Hunt wants to drape himself in an NHS which is a thousand times more popular […]

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 […]

The Government not our hospital staff should be in ‘special measures’

Posted on: 6th April 2018

    Once again, Government hospital inspectors criticise hard-working NHS staff for… the failures of Government. Today CQC Hospital inspectors have again slated Cornwall’s main Hospital. But most of it comes down to underfunding and under staffing. Culture of bullying A quote from the husband of one of the hospital’s registered nurses on the Cornwall […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Campaign to reopen Edward Hain / inpatient community hospital beds

Posted on: 28th January 2018

Call for evidence Encouraging news for those campaigning to improve community hospital inpatient beds following the Edward Hain Hospital ‘temporary’ closure came from the well attended public meeting on the NHS at Penzance organised by Andrew George on Friday. Local GP Dr Neil Walden, who was a Panel member at the meeting, reported that the […]

Public Meeting resolves to take “Save our NHS” fight to Government

Posted on: 27th January 2018

A well attended public meeting in Penzance last night overwhelmingly resolved to take a public protest to Government to “save out NHS”. The meeting arranged by former MP and Health campaigner Andrew George was attended by more than 200 people. Panel speakers were Dr Malcolm Stewart (Clinical Director at RCHT), Dr Neil Walden (local GP […]