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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 […]

Cornwall – a Tory developers’ paradise – “stop these disastrous plans!”

Posted on: 4th October 2020

The Conservatives see Cornwall as a developers’ paradise. Now they want to set that policy in concrete. And with a large Parliamentary majority and a pliant bunch of obedient MPs representing Cornwall there’s little to stop them… Their proposed changes to the planning system will put greed before need, accelerate volume house building and drive […]

Response to the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the current planning system from Andrew George – Chief Executive of Cornwall Community Land Trust

Posted on: 3rd October 2020

Response to the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the current planning system from Andrew George – Chief Executive of Cornwall Community Land Trust Dear Madam/Sir, Response to the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the current planning system Cornwall Community Land Trust (CLT) is one of the most successful CLTs in the UK, having […]

Large Parliamentary majority will deliver “oven-ready” deceit

Posted on: 16th September 2020

The Dominic Cummings’ Government is correct. The introduction of The Internal Market Bill this week is not unique and has precedent. For example there’s The Enabling Act forced through by Hitler in 1933 . It ultimately paved the way for totalitarian rule in Germany and all that the world witnessed thereafter. And Putin has also […]

Our country back-peddles again – This week’s blog

Posted on: 16th September 2020

The UK covid-19 battle is characterised by NHS and public sector Lions led by Ministerial Donkeys.Government Ministers have so far protected themselves from deserved criticism with the comfort blanket of supporters who jump on critics for being “unpatriotic” at a time when “we should all stick-together”. This has permitted Ministers to maintain consistency in their […]

Our teachers and pupils deserve support – not ill-judged opinion

Posted on: 9th September 2020

It is dangerous if MPs who appear to have a low comprehension of risk are permitted to opine on the subject of the safety of our schools returning. Some MPs need tutorials – especially on science and evidence based policy making – before being let loose on the public. Former MP Andrew George has written […]

Edward Hain Hospital Closure? – not taking this lying down!

Posted on: 24th August 2020

“So Edward Hain Hospital will close permanently. We won’t take this lying down. We must fight back.” Andrew George successfully led the parliamentary campaign against the closure of Edward Hain Hospital in 1997. He is prepared to help lead the fight back against the loss of the Hospital now. A decision to make permanent the ‘temporary’ […]

Cornwall to take lead in nature recovery

Posted on: 18th August 2020

Great news for Cornwall’s precious habitat and species. And big congratulations to Cornwall Council the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership and Cllr Edwina Hannaford for demonstrating the determination and creative ambition to make this happen. Cornwall is one of just a few places in the country chosen to lead nature recovery. It […]

British Lifeboats upholding British values

Posted on: 16th August 2020

I celebrate the wonderful work of our lifeboat volunteers. It’s inspiring and reassuring. They continue to uphold British values in spite the storms and tempests of politically-inspired news reporting all around them. The coxswain of a lifeboat on the Kent coast said this week – when asked about their saving the lives of desperate people […]

Un-lockdown – Is the Government still hibernating the truth

Posted on: 25th June 2020

Of course it’s right to lift our country out of “hibernation”. A cautious lifting of the lockdown should happen as soon as it is safe to do so. However;1. the Government should have put in place a competent test & tracing system before this happened. Other countries have. But not here; 2. the Government should […]