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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 […]

Safe staffing

Posted on: 9th April 2018

When I was in Parliament the campaign I was leading to secure mandated safe staffing was making headway. But since the Conservatives governed on their own all that work and progress has been shelved. Instead they’re dumbing-down standards and heaping pressure on staff. This produces just one result. Over-worked staff driven out of the service […]

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 […]

Taking back control of “our fish”?

Posted on: 2nd April 2018

Fishermen risk their lives to put food on our tables. So they don’t deserve to be deliberately misled, as they have been. I’ve always campaigned for an HONEST and DELIVERABLE policy for our fishermen; and have consistently opposed the irresponsible attempts of Conservatives and others to visit a cruel hoax on British fishermen. Like others […]

Will ‘our’ fish take back control?

Posted on: 14th March 2018

We were told at the referendum that “Britain leaving the EU will see an automatic restoration of the 200 mile/median line boundaries, bringing everything…back into our jurisdiction” (Fishing for Leave (FfL)). But, as warned at the time, it’s not as simple as that. Other international – UN – law prevails. We were also assured that the fish within our […]

Housing need before developers’ greed

Posted on: 14th March 2018

So when Theresa May owned up to spending her youth ‘running through fields of wheat’, perhaps she was still being economical with the truth? It seems she may have been sizing up those fields as future building plots…judging by her statement this week on housing and planning! But the PM is right. There’s a housing […]

Save our NHS – campaign planning meeting – Monday 19th March 2018 7.30pm, St John’s Hall, Penzance

Posted on: 12th March 2018

I have arranged a NHS campaign planning meeting to take place at St John’s Hall, Penzance on Monday 19th March at 7.30pm and would be pleased to see you can come. As you will know, there are already a number of NHS campaigns. So it’s important to make sure that this one compliments, is easily […]

The Politics of Hope; from opposition to electoral success in west Cornwall. Can the Tories be defeated?

Posted on: 26th February 2018

Congratulations to those Labour members, the Green Party, Women’s Equality Party, Mebyon Kernow, Liberal Democrats and those with no Party affiliation for turning up at what turned out to be a meeting of like minds – St John’s Hall, Pz, this week. Well chaired by recently retired RCHT Consultant Physician Dr David Levine. The Conservatives […]

Let’s have a public debate on Brexit

Posted on: 21st February 2018

Former MP Andrew George says local people deserve a say on the kind of Brexit being negotiated by the Government. Following the revelation of a secret letter to the Prime Minister signed by one local MP, and which calls for the hardest of hard Brexit’s, Mr George says these matters should be put in the […]