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The Brexit can has been kicked down the road again…

Posted on: 17th January 2019

The “meaningful vote” has left us with a meaningless Government, a determined but enfeebled PM and a powerless opposition. May’s deal is dead. No deal is dead too. Parliament has contrived itself into a triangulated gridlock. The Government is incapable of resolving this. While the Fixed-Term Parliament Act protects Ministers and MPs to carry-on, fear […]

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Girling to join George on Brexit debate panel

Posted on: 16th January 2019

Friday 1st Feb – St John’s Hall, Penzance Former Conservative, Julie Girling MEP, will join former MP, Liberal Democrat Andrew George on a Brexit panel debate on 1st February in Penzance. Ms Girling was expelled by the Conservatives for refusing to back her Party’s Brexit policy. (Ironically, scores of Conservative MPs will also vote against […]

Public Opinion in Penzance

Comment on tomorrow’s vote

Posted on: 14th January 2019

May’s deal is dead. No deal dead too. Parliament has stymied itself in triangulated gridlock. The Government is incapable of resolving this. After Tuesday’s vote we’ll be left with a powerless, rudderless Government and a zombie PM. No proposed resolution will be popular with everyone. But the most rational in these circumstances must be to […]

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Our fishing industry deserves better than this

Posted on: 3rd January 2019

The Conservatives had over 6 years to prepare the fishing industry for this. But they’ve left our fishermen with a monumental headache. They were keen to jump on the bandwagon when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall led the successful campaign against the hundreds of thousands of tons of dead fish which are discarded each year as an unintended […]

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Let’s make 2019 a year of change for the better

Posted on: 2nd January 2019

A new year. But will it be a new dawn? We can of course hope, wish and pray. But let’s also WORK in 2019 to build a better future for young people. Health and Education Let’s save our NHS by halting the cuts and pressures. Stop private companies ‘cherry-picking’ the profitable bits. Put patients before […]

Migrant nurse surcharge hike – ‘morally bankrupt’, says RCN

Posted on: 31st December 2018

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned that the fee for using NHS for nurses from outside the European Economic Area will double to £400 from tomorrow (Jan 2019). This will discourage nurse recruitment at exactly the time the NHS needs them most. RCN acting general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair: ‘These fees can tear […]

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Searching for a Post Office

Posted on: 20th December 2018

While you’ve been searching for a Post Office, to buy Christmas stamps or to post parcels, you may have noticed that many no longer exist. Gulval, Heamoor, Long Rock, Carbis Bay, Newlyn, Leedstown etc closed. Mullion, St Keverne, The Lizard, Porthleven have faced uncertainty. There seems to be an inverse relationship – between record Post […]

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Meanwhile MPs are all at sea over what Brexit means for fishing

Posted on: 20th December 2018

Meanwhile MPs are all at sea over what Brexit means for fishing. They say they’re “seeking clarity”. Some have been seduced by warm words about becoming “an independent coastal state”. But they haven’t twigged. The agreement leaves just as much access for foreign vessels but with the UK in a weaker negotiating position.

Public Opinion in Penzance

I’ve been out and about

Posted on: 20th December 2018

I’ve been out and about. I’ve arranged many public meetings to help inform during this time of political uncertainty and chaos. I’ve been assisted by remarkable people, experts in their field, who are happy to stand with me in packed public halls to inform, engage, advise. I’ll do more in the new year. We should […]

Public Opinion in Penzance

The paralysis can’t go on

Posted on: 10th December 2018

Let the people decide NB Andrew George is available in WESTMINSTER for interview or comment on today’s developments Commenting on the PM’s decision to stop tomorrow’s “meaningful vote” on the EU withdrawal agreement Andrew George said “the Government is clearly incapable of governing”. “This paralysis cannot continue. Parliament is (collectively) procrastinating. “This has become a […]