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Public meeting hears that Brexit won't happen on 29th March

Public meeting hears that Brexit won’t happen on 29th March

Posted on: 18th February 2019

Expert speakers, Professor Michael Dougan and Sarah Adkins, warned a large and divided audience in Penzance on Friday evening that the Government was many months away from being capacity to manage any kind of departure from the EU. Brexit will not happen on 29th March. Article 50 will be delayed. Andrew George who organised the […]

Climate Change

Offer to support students debate climate policy – George

Posted on: 18th February 2019

Local Liberal Democrat campaigner and former MP has offered to help local schools and colleges who wish to take their “Strike 4 climate” protest further. Parents of many students and students themselves who joined protestors on Friday have asked Mr George to visit schools to engage in discussions and debates on policy. Some school heads […]

Brexit: What next?

Spare a thought for poor Lucifer…

Posted on: 14th February 2019

Thanks to that Donald Tusk he now has to find “a special place” for people who’ll give him and the rest of the inhabitants of Hell serious reputational damage! However, there is “a special place” for a representative on behalf of a Brexit campaign group or political Party to join me on a discussion panel […]

NHS

“Jam tomorrow” promise

Posted on: 14th February 2019

Meanwhile, it seems the “jam tomorrow” promise of £20 billion extra for the NHS in 2023/4 has taken attention away from the current crisis in our NHS. The 100,000 doctor, nurse and specialist vacancies, chronic debt and intolerable pressure on staff is happening now, while money is haemorrhaging into private companies which are free to […]

Brexit Event Penzance

Trial Separation

Posted on: 14th February 2019

Last time, just two weeks ago, I launched my (tongue-in-cheek) proposal for a “Trial Separation” – a “Trial No Deal Brexit” as a solution to the embarrassing and chaotic mess that is the UK Government’s Brexit negotiating position. I proposed this on condition that Brexiteers are made to stick around and remain answerable. They wouldn’t […]

Cornwall’s Conservative MPs voted again last week to cut Government money to Cornwall Council

Posted on: 14th February 2019

That’s an 88% cut in core Government funding to Cornwall Council since 2015! £120 million in 2015. Just £14 million this year. When your Council Tax bill goes up above inflation again and public services – social care, buses, schools, public toilets, car parks etc – are cut or go up in price that’s why. […]

Brexit: What next?

George puts call out… a representative on behalf of Brexit supporters please

Posted on: 12th February 2019

Campaigner, Andrew George, who has put on a series of well attended public meetings and debates in Penzance and Helston during recent months is requesting a representative on behalf of Brexit supporters to join him and other speakers at a panel debate in Penzance this Friday evening 15th Feb. They would join a panel with […]

Conservative MPs have consistently supported cuts to Cornwall Council funding 88% cut since 2015

Posted on: 12th February 2019

Cornwall’s Conservative MPs again voted to cut Cornwall Council’s budget last week. An 88% cut in Government funding to Cornwall since 2015! That’s a cut from £120 million in 2015/16 to just £14 million in 2019/20. Link to last week’s debate and vote: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-02-05/debates/05D59847-91DD-467E-A523-0939B77AD4D2/LocalGovernmentFinance

Brexit: What next?

Brexit debate attracts top Professor of EU Law

Posted on: 11th February 2019

A major debate on the current crisis in Brexit negotiations will take place in Penzance this Friday 15th February. It has attracted a top Professor of EU Law – Prof. Michael Dougan from Liverpool University – along with Sarah Adkins – a lawyer who specialises in trade, and local Campaigner Andrew George, who has arranged […]

Looking Forward

Helston Mayor and George “Look Forward” next Monday…

Posted on: 11th February 2019

Helston Mayor, John Martin, and Campaigner, Andrew George invite locals to join them next Monday in Helston’s famous hostelry the Blue Anchor! The event will take place in the skittle Alley in the pub from 7.30pm. They will be joined by local Councillor, Marianna Baxter from Landewednack Parish Council. Mr George, who was born and […]