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Strong Anti-Brexit message from Liberal Democrat success

Posted on: 27th May 2019

The Euro results weren’t just a bloody nose for the Conservative Government. It was a also a thumbs-down for Brexit. Bad news for Brexit Underlying the predictable media hype for the Brexit Party lurks an inconvenient fact… …that support for Brexit has fallen. The BBC/Press Association produced this chart. Correctly not allocating votes for Labour […]

Former Labour MP says “vote Liberal Democrat”

Posted on: 20th May 2019

A former Labour MP and good friend, Andrew Mackinlay, contacted me this evening to say he’s encouraging Labour supporters to vote Liberal Democrat in Thursday’s Euro poll. He gave me the following statement: Andrew Mackinlay, who was for 18 years the Labour Member of Parliament for Thurrock, has urged Labour Party Remain supporting members to […]

Strong climate for cooperation on climate emergency – packed Penzance meeting

Posted on: 2nd May 2019

There was strong & encouraging agreement last eve with Molly Scott Cato (Green Party), Caroline Voaden (Liberal Democrats) and Sue James (Environment Portfolio, Cornwall Council) and 200+ people in the audience at St John’s Hall, Penzance. The meeting was organised and chaired by Andrew George. Public support for the Government action needed to combat climate […]

Are we confident they can decide?

Posted on: 6th April 2019

  Whatever your view on Brexit, it would be calamitous for this country if crucial decisions which will affect us all for the next 50+ years are taken by MPs who are fatigued and mentally impaired. (see attached article) The Government lost by just one vote this week while one local Tory MP abstained because […]

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 […]

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 […]

Defending to death Bozo’s right to bully

Posted on: 17th August 2018

“I disagree with what you say, but defend to death your right to make an ass of yourself”, said Oscar Wilde. It’s a fundamental British value to protect free speech. Which I’m afraid means we’re also obliged to even defend the right of privileged politicians who irresponsibly stoke prejudice by bullying the less privileged who […]

Young voter apathy is great news for the well-heeled establishment

Posted on: 26th June 2018

Attending Mounts Bay Academy’s assembly this morning I told students that the well-heeled establishment is very content with young voter apathy. “The conservative establishment don’t want you to take an interest in politics. They don’t want you to vote. Because if you do… if you do… they’d have to take notice of you. Rather than […]

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 […]