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Conservative MPs should apologise to Cornish Council Tax payers

Posted on: 11th February 2019

Cornwall’s Conservative MPs should apologise to Council Tax Payers for consistently voting to cut Council funding. That’s what Liberal Democrat Councillor Colin Martin and former MP Andrew George are pressing for before Council Tax bills hit local people’s mats next month. Andrew said, “Cornwall’s Conservative MPs voted to cut Cornwall’s funding again last week. Cornwall […]

Brexit Event Penzance

(Tongue-in-cheek) “Trial separation” Brexit plan launched at Pz meeting last night

Posted on: 2nd February 2019

Text of report on facebook following last evening’s Penzance “Brexit: What next?” meeting with Julie Girling MEP: Big thanks to Julie Girling MEP, Mike Sagar-Fenton and an engaging audience for braving elements to make our “Brexit: What next?” meeting in St John’s Hall, Penzance last night a success. A good exchange of views, questions, commentary […]

Conservative MP will apologise for voting to increase poverty?

Posted on: 31st January 2019

Credit to Conservative MP Heidi Allen. She appears to speak out against her own Government’s policies which have done so much to create a big rise in poverty and homelessness.   Conservative MPs (including all our local MPs) have consistently voted to: cut working tax credit, slash support for the sick and disabled, reduced housing […]

Brexit - What Next

Meanwhile Brexit continues to divert attention…

Posted on: 31st January 2019

Meanwhile Brexit continues to divert attention; from the on-going crisis in the NHS, a housing system which rewards wealthy investors to the detriment of those in need and the many state schools which are struggling to survive on their diminishing budgets. And our environment hasn’t had a look-in for ages. The Government’s draft Environment Bill […]

Brexit - What Next

Another Brexit delusion…? – Come to a Public meeting on Friday

Posted on: 30th January 2019

So a small Parliamentary majority including most Conservatives have voted to back a Brexit delusion. Squadrons of pigs did a celebratory Westminster fly past when the result was announced on Tuesday evening. But perhaps I’m wrong? Perhapsthe Leaders of the other 27 EU nations willmiraculouslycontradict everything they’ve previouslyruled out. Perhaps they’ll put the interests of […]

Never forget…

Posted on: 27th January 2019

We will never forget. Today, 27 January 2019, marks 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. 1.1 million Roma, Gypsies, gays, Jews were murdered there. Today marks the commemoration of the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. The language of hatred must never go unchallenged. Let’s […]

NHS

Comment on Edward Hain Hospital

Posted on: 23rd January 2019

Copy of my comment on the launch of the Edward Hain announcement: Though this doesn’t amount to the re-opening of Edward Hain as a Hospital with the inpatient beds our area desperately needs, this is nonetheless welcome. It’s now an Age UK Day Centre with important OT and Physio services. A welcome and an important […]

Brexit - What Next

Brexit: What next – Friday 1st February – 7.30pm – Penzance

Posted on: 23rd January 2019

The Brexit omnishambles continues in Westminster… The rest of us should start planning for what happens when the Parliamentary gridlock inevitably shudders to a complete halt. Julie Girling MEP was recently expelled by the Conservatives for daring to think rationally. I’m pleased to welcome her to this meeting to share a cross-Party platform with those […]

Public Opinion in Penzance

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 […]

Brexit poll

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 […]