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Comment on Brexit activists’ illegal flag stunt

Posted on: 3rd January 2021

Our Union flag should be respected not abused. I’ve been asked for comment about the illegal misuse of public flag-poles on the Penzance prom in a political stunt by Brexit enthusiasts. For my own part I have good reason to be proud, indeed enthusiastic about our Union flag and its use. Members of my family […]

Brexit: Time to move on …and to build a future of hope for young people

Posted on: 28th December 2020

Whether you like it or loath it, Brexit’s happening. While the rump of right-wing Brexiteers who lied and led us to this are living their dream about half of the country’s in mourning. But it’s time to move on. What’s done is done. It would be understandable for 2016 Referendum  “losers” to adopt an “I […]

The Government must learn lessons from pandemic failure

Posted on: 17th December 2020

Many thanks to our expert panelists at last evening’s Covid “Lessons learned” Webinar. We can see why Conservative Ministers have been so keen to avoid even a quick Public Inquiry so that we can learn important lessons to improve on the UK’s shockingly poor handling of the pandemic and the tens of thousands of avoidable […]

Covid – Government saved by the vaccine?

Posted on: 8th December 2020

What lessons can we learn from the handling of the pandemic in the UK? Has this been a case of NHS and other front-line worker Lions led by donkeys? Or has the UK fared well in difficult circumstances? I’ve assembled an excellent panel of expert speakers at a free webinar to take place next Wednesday 16th […]

Brexit – deal or no deal? What will it mean for us?

Posted on: 7th December 2020

There remains much uncertainty whether the UK will secure a deal with the EU prior to our exit from the EU in a matter of days… So I’ve arranged a free webinar with a panel of brilliant and well-informed speakers. I’ve expanded ticket options to allow for growing interest and numbers. To register please follow […]

Campaign for New-build Edward Hain Hospital

Posted on: 1st December 2020

The Government may have succeeded in its plan to close Edward Hain Hospital (EHH). But we are determined to ensure it is replaced with a new, bigger and even better purpose-built community hospital and that it shall be named The Edward Hain Memorial Hospital – to reflect and respect the important generous legacy and sacrifice […]

Working together – best way to combat pandemic

Posted on: 31st October 2020

It’s time for all parties to come together for the good of the country. I’ve called for this before. But it bears repeating again now. Our country needs a cross-Party, cross-Parliament but most importantly genuinely science-led coalition to take over and get on top of the pandemic. All the signs are that it’s taking another […]

We can be better than this – and rise above Scrooge-like excuses for child poverty

Posted on: 28th October 2020

Warm congratulations and thanks to many local businesses and individuals who’ve stepped up and responded with kindness after Parliament voted down Marcus Rashford’s campaign to fight child hunger amongst the poorest families. The vote itself was shocking enough. But the litany of attempted excuses expose the Conservative MPs who voted against children in need. Let’s […]

Conservative MP should have an honest debate about breaking treaty obligations

Posted on: 19th October 2020

It’s time the local Conservative MP apologised and came out of his bunker to face an open public debate of his conduct and voting record. I’ve been accused by one of Conservative MP’s local Conservative Party campaign managers of likening his Conservative Government with Nazi Germany. The confected outrage was no doubt dreamt up to […]

Success for Leisure Centre campaigners

Posted on: 14th October 2020

8 local Leisure Centres and swimming pools including St Ives and Helston reopen this week. 4 others which reopened in the summer, including Penzance and Carn Brea, have been safeguarded. Congratulations to Cornwall Council. The Council overcame Government refusal to help, even though it provided funds to Conservative run Councils up country. The Council dipped […]