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Thank you for your support. I’ll continue to campaign for Cornwall

Posted on: 9th May 2021

I am deeply grateful to have been granted a majority in the Cornwall Council election. It will be an honour to represent the people of Heamoor, Ludgvan, Madron, Gulval, Zennor, Morvah, Newmill and surrounding hamlets and moors. My thanks to previous incumbent of much of the new ward, Conservative Simon Elliott, who was gracious and […]

NO to developers’ charter. YES to homes for locals

Posted on: 18th April 2021

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Cornwall is one of the fastest developing places in the country. Our housing stock has doubled in the last forty years. But the housing problems of locals have got worse. Conservatives forced Cornwall to take another 52,500 homes in the current plan (2010-2030) and now want to increase again by over 80,000! […]

Conservatives to reinforce second home tax loop-hole, not remove it

Posted on: 25th March 2021

Andrew George was first to expose the multi-million second home tax loophole introduced by the Conservatives a decade ago. He says the apparent “crack-down” on it announced this week “is just pre-election confetti and will, if anything, merely reinforce the problem of a system rigged in favour of property investors and second homers to the […]

Over £100 million in Covid aid given to second homers – Chancellor should claw it back.

Posted on: 26th February 2021

Revealed – over £100m of Cornwall’s covid aid claimed by second home owners. It should instead be used for locals in housing need. I’ve also asked one Conservative MP second homer to back my call. Over £100 million of Cornwall’s Covid aid money has been handed out to second home owners since the first lockdown. […]

Destructive NHS Act to be scrapped – “I told you so”

Posted on: 11th February 2021

The NHS “reforms” introduced a decade ago will apparently be reversed. I spent years fighting the Conservatives and even folk in my own Party who became seduced into accepting these evidently ridiculous and destructive “reforms”. Am I now entitled to say “I told you so”? This is what I said 9 years ago https://www.andrewgeorge.org.uk/no-health-bill-is-better-than-a-bad-one/ – one of […]

Perpetrators should compensate fishermen

Posted on: 15th January 2021

“I agree with the call for fishermen to be compensated. The perpetrators of the dishonest hoax played on our fishermen should compensate the industry.” Former Shadow Fishing Minister, Andrew George – who correctly warned the fishing industry of the false “take back control” Brexit promises to the fishing industry since before the 2016 referendum – […]

Brexit export hurdles and complexity – NOT unexpected

Posted on: 8th January 2021

The media is now reporting post-Brexit export hurdles and complexity as if this had not been forewarned. If they’d attended any of my public meetings which offered technical advice and guidance on the necessary preparations for Brexit they would have been aware of the challenges faced, especially for those exporting perishable or live goods like […]

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 […]