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Strong climate for cooperation on climate emergency – packed Penzance meeting

Posted on: 2nd May 2019

There was strong & encouraging agreement last eve with Molly Scott Cato (Green Party), Caroline Voaden (Liberal Democrats) and Sue James (Environment Portfolio, Cornwall Council) and 200+ people in the audience at St John’s Hall, Penzance. The meeting was organised and chaired by Andrew George. Public support for the Government action needed to combat climate […]

Take Control! Side 2

Brexit – Putting our planet first – public meeting

Posted on: 25th April 2019

What will Brexit mean for our environment? Would the UK be better on its own? Or is it better to cooperate – on environmental protection and combating climate change – across Europe? These and other questions will be discussed at a further public meeting I’ve organised to take place on Wednesday 1st May. Arranged to […]

Brexit poll

Talking of dividing people…

Posted on: 25th April 2019

…if the purpose of the Conservative Government’s policy on the EU was to divide people, promote division to the point of the break-up of families, growing intolerance and threats, the risk of the break-up of the UK and visceral disputes which will take at least a generation to heal, then it’s been a phenomenal success! […]

Good leaders stand up against those who seek to divide us

Posted on: 25th April 2019

Just a month ago representatives of the whole Cornish community – Christians, Jews, Agnostics, Humanists and others – stood with our Islamic brothers and sisters in peace and solidarity against intolerance and hate. This was following the shocking murder of hundreds of worshipping muslims in New Zealand by a right-wing extremist. And so it is […]

Take Control! Side 1

What does Brexit mean for our environment?

Posted on: 22nd April 2019

As the uncertainty of Britain’s Brexit negotiations continues, local campaigner Andrew George offers a further public meeting to inform and engage local people about the impact/opportunities ahead. The next meeting will take place next week in St John’s Hall Penzance and will include Molly Scott-Cato (Green Party MEP) and Cllr Sue James (Liberal Democrat Environment […]

The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty

Posted on: 11th April 2019

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. (Reports from the Child Poverty Action Group last week).


Using Edward Hain Hospital as a day centre

Posted on: 11th April 2019

Using Edward Hain Hospital as a day centre rather than as a Hospital is to help the Conservatives save face. But we want our Hospital back. Inpatient beds and vital medical services are desperately needed.

EU animal protections

Posted on: 11th April 2019

In November 2017 Conservative MPs voted against transposing EU animal protections into UK law. Following a public backlash the Conservatives promised to introduce their own law; to recognise animal sentience – that animals have feelings. We warned that Government needed these laws before our departure from the EU. But nothing’s happened. As well as removing […]

Public Opinion in Penzance

The Government’s three years of Brexit negotiations

Posted on: 11th April 2019

The Government’s three years of Brexit negotiations have produced trade deals with such global superpowers as the Faroe Islands (and a few others). We also now live in a polarised nation which has become the laughingstock of the world. Parliament appears incapable of making ‘meaningful’ decisions. Whatever your view on Brexit, it would be calamitous […]

Thanks to Sarah Newton MP

Posted on: 11th April 2019

Thanks to Sarah Newton MP for her significant role making the case for the crucial funding our communities need to help meet local housing need. She reinforced the need to keep this work going this week. I declare an interest as Director of Cornwall Community Land Trust. Sarah deserves particular praise for making a strong […]