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Are we confident they can decide?

Posted on: 6th April 2019

  Whatever your view on Brexit, it would be calamitous for this country if crucial decisions which will affect us all for the next 50+ years are taken by MPs who are fatigued and mentally impaired. (see attached article) The Government lost by just one vote this week while one local Tory MP abstained because […]

Edward Hain – we need a hospital, not just a day centre!

Posted on: 1st April 2019

“Using Edward Hain Hospital as a day centre is just an attempt to save the embarrassment of the Conservative Government and local MPs. We want our Hospital back. With desperately needed inpatient beds and vital medical services.” Former MP and health campaigner Andrew George was commenting on news that the Edward Hain Pilot Project will […]

Not such a Happy Mothers’ Day – as Child Poverty increases again

Posted on: 31st March 2019

The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty. Conservative Government tax credit cuts and the switch to Universal Credit has contributed to increased child poverty. 4.1 million children are now in poverty – that’s 30% of children now below the poverty line. Over 70% of children in poverty are in working households. So it’s not […]

Climate Change

Congratulations to our schools, colleges and young people

Posted on: 28th March 2019

They’ve shown the rest of us what needs to happen to stop climate change before it becomes even more catastrophic. Their enthusiasm and energy is just what we old stagers need to breathe new life into what has been for me a lifetime of campaigning. I joined them too. They were all amazing. Inspiring. I […]

Brexit poll

MPs have voted to take back control…

Posted on: 28th March 2019

…from the Conservative Government which has spent the last 3 years negotiating largely with itself …but has failed. The Government should have responded to the EU referendum by bringing the country together. Not just setting red lines for the 17.4m of the 66m people in this country who wanted to Brexit. After a thousand days […]

Solidarity Meeting

United we stand. Divided we fall.

Posted on: 28th March 2019

I joined hundreds who crammed into the Cornwall Islamic Community Centre last weekend. A moving event. We came together in solidarity to show we are one. United in one community. A reaction to the appalling massacre of worshipers by a right-wing terrorist at two mosques in Christchurch the week before. I was asked to speak […]

Climate Change

Important debate on the Climate Emergency

Posted on: 14th March 2019

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran and Green MP Caroline Lucas secured important debate on the Climate Emergency last week. No Conservative MP from Cornwall turned up! Young people have done a fantastic job to highlight that climate change is the biggest challenge which politicians must tackle urgently – far more important than the “B” word […]

Cornish Flag

Celebration of Cornish enterprise and cuisine

Posted on: 14th March 2019

I was pleased to be able to pop in to a celebration of Cornish enterprise and cuisine in Parliament whilst in London on St Piran’s Day – an event originally set up by Dan Rogerson and me 17 years ago. Congratulations to Steve Double and Scott Mann for keeping this important event going. And to […]

Brexit poll

So here we go again. Big Government defeat. But no solution.

Posted on: 14th March 2019

Brexit – that vortex where fantasy meets reality – has left the UK humiliated and facing perpetual torment. In my experience there are a small group of EU obsessives who live for nothing else. For them, having a never-ending debate about the UK’s relationship with the EU would be heaven-on-earth! Of course it’s plausible that […]

There are NO “legally-binding changes” to the Withdrawal Agreement

Posted on: 12th March 2019

  Professor of EU Law, Michael Dougan, commented “There is still no mechanism by which the UK is entitled unilaterally to terminate the “backstop”” after analysing the so-called “Strasbourg Agreement” published last night. His Summary comment sent to me earlier this morning, after burning the midnight oil is set out below and his full analysis […]