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Amongst the dark clouds …are a few silver linings

Posted on: 1st April 2020

We should of course look for silver linings in the dark cloud of this emergency. It has brought out the very best as well as the not-so-good in people. But the best seems to be winning. And we’re winning other benefits too: Less carbon emitted to our atmosphere which is great for combatting climate change. […]

£millions of Pandemic aid handouts for second homers while low incomers get none

Posted on: 16th March 2020

Fighting for justice for the low paid and self employed, many of whom face severe hardship from the Government’s emergency C-19 measures. Meanwhile the Government gives generous handouts to second home owners. The grants now being offered to Cornwall’s second homers who don’t need the £70 million+ they will be entitled to claim under the […]

Next budget – best chance to deliver

Posted on: 4th March 2020

Next week the Conservatives have a golden opportunity to prove they can keep their word – to “end austerity” – when they deliver their Budget. The Chancellor’s Budget statement is traditionally the moment a Government can give itself at least 2 days of favourable news coverage (until the reality of the small print is examined. […]

Combat Coronavirus by tackling inequality

Posted on: 4th March 2020

If the Government really “will stop at nothing” to combat Coronavirus then it must immediately grant low paid workers the sickness protection rights they’ve steadfastly denied them. The Conservatives’ cheerleaders in the right-wing press say Ministers have promised to “stop at nothing” to avert a COVID-19 epidemic. But those same Ministers seem to be unaware […]

The Blues show their colours… (This week’s Blog – 17th Feb)

Posted on: 21st February 2020

Dutifully chanted lies Prime minister Dominic Cummings and his official spokesman Mr B Johnson reshuffled what the media called their “Puppet Cabinet” this week. And it must have been reassuring for Mr Cummings to witness his newbies demonstrate cheerful choral obedience for the TV cameras by dutifully chanting the already debunked lies about the hospitals […]

Big Ben may not have bonged Brexit in

Posted on: 6th February 2020

Big Ben may not have bonged Brexit in but I’m sure there will be plenty of clangers to come. The Government has proclaimed that a mega trade deal will soon be clinched with the Faroe islands. And we’ll have our blue passports back (printed in the EU but no matter). They promise there’ll be even […]

Politics has quickly returned to routine normality…

Posted on: 23rd January 2020

Conservative MPs again voting to reject sanctuary for child refugees. This is as unsurprising as it is disappointing. They of course routinely attempt to defend themselves by quoting the numbers of children who’ve successfully been resettled here in recent years. But this is in spite of not because of Conservative Government policy. As a Save […]

Cold comfort from Conservatives for child refugees

Posted on: 22nd January 2020

Conservative MPs have yet again today voted to refuse sanctuary for child refugees. This is as unsurprising as it is disappointing. Conservative MPs of course routinely attempt to defend themselves by quoting the numbers of children who’ve successfully been resettled here in recent years (see this tissue of astonishingly selective “evidence” from the local Tory […]

Conservatives turn back on child refugees, again.

Posted on: 11th January 2020

It’s disappointing but not surprising. Conservative MPs who were so keen to declare support for the Save the Children #StandForChildren Christmas campaign just a few weeks ago have again voted to refuse child refugees sanctuary in the UK. Last week MPs, including local the Conservative, who made much of their declaratory support for Save the Children and […]

Conservatives’ NHS record on “Black Alert”

Posted on: 11th January 2020

The on-going crisis at our Treliske’s Emergency Department – A&E – exposes the results of four years of Conservative underfunding and mismanagement of our NHS. Again it’s twice been on Black Alert (or Opal level 4) this week alone. I don’t need to explain to people who live at the far end of a long […]