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Value “wellbeing” – not wealth

Posted on: 18th September 2019

I strongly welcome Jo Swinson’s promise to put “Wellbeing” budgets at the heart of the annual Budget. We’re too obsessed with GDP and wealth. I’ve long supported this policy. We should shout about it. Of course the Government should regularly assess how its actions affect happiness. Measuring just monetary value misses the point of life. […]

The people must have the final say

Posted on: 16th September 2019

The Liberal Democrats’ admirably strong anti Brexit line is already well understood. But claiming we would unilaterally stop Brexit without reference to the people through a referendum IF WE WIN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION is unnecessary, wrong and counterproductive. Jo Swinson is doing a great job. But I’m not convinced the Leader’s office has thought […]

Brexit What Next?

Brexit – What Next?

Posted on: 12th September 2019

I’ve held a series of well-attended public meetings to help inform local people on Brexit. The next is on 27th September at Penwith College. There’ll be a cross-party panel and representatives from law, commerce and transport. (Of course I’ve always invited the local Conservative MP to join the debate, but he’s always refused. Just as […]

It seems all Parties want a General Election

Posted on: 12th September 2019

It seems all Parties want a General Election. And so they should. We have a Government that can’t govern. Critically important matters can’t be resolved. But equally we shouldn’t leave the power to set the date for the election with a pathological liar like the present PM; a man who cannot be trusted and could […]

The Conservatives are spending tax payers’ money on yet more pre-election bribes

Posted on: 12th September 2019

The Conservatives are spending tax payers’ money on yet more pre-election bribes. They had another pre-election splurge with the magic-money-tree this week. The Conservatives say they will spend £billions on towns in marginal Tory-held constituencies like the three here in west Cornwall. Only the marginal towns of Penzance, St Ives, Camborne and Truro have been […]

Brexit What Next?

Brexit- What next? Public meeting 27th Sept

Posted on: 9th September 2019

A date for your diary. A public meeting. 8th in the series I’ve arranged in the last 12 months. A cross-Party panel has been invited and there’ll be a panel of ‘fact-checkers” from commerce, law and freight handling. Arranged by Andrew George. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Penwith College More details and panel names to follow… (free […]

Badger cull continues to fail

Posted on: 9th September 2019

The Government’s badger cull was politically motivated, not based on sound science. Seven years on and after the culling of 40,000 badgers that reality remains. I opposed the cull then warning that culling badgers would risk making the problem of bovine TB worse. I helped set up the first community-led Badger vaccination project in West […]

Of course it’s a pre-election bribe – but let’s bag it to give our towns a boost

Posted on: 6th September 2019

Andrew George welcomed today’s Conservative party (Government) announcement that it would spend £billions of taxpayers money to boost towns in the most marginal constituencies on the Country. Only towns in the most marginal seats of St Ives, Camborne-Redruth and Truro-Falmouth have been granted the chance to claim up to £25 million for each town – […]

Cummings gets his comuppence

Posted on: 3rd September 2019

Boris Johnson today skewered himself on the sword of his own bluster and misjudgment. Meanwhile the real Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings, has seen his devious strategy of threats and dictatorial rule catastrophically fail. Johnson complains that Parliament is stopping him from negotiating a Brexit deal with the EU. But he’s made no effort to commence […]

EU leaders Merkel and Macron have called Johnson’s bluff

Posted on: 29th August 2019

EU leaders Merkel and Macron have called Johnson’s bluff. He assured them he could walk on water where Irish backstops and borders are concerned. They’ve given him 30 days to prove it. They must be laughing behind their hands. It would be entertaining if it weren’t so humiliating for the UK. For the millions who […]