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Blog Posts with the Tag "conservatives"
At the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the Prime Minister announced that the austerity of the last decade is to end and “support for public services will go up.”
Published: 23rd October 2018
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When the United Kingdom Government signed off the so-called Cornwall Devolution Deal in 2015, it claimed that it was "historic" and a “major step” in their commitment to “extend opportunity to every corner of our country.” The Prime Minister David Cameron said the deal would put power in the hands of local people and talked about the “fantastic potential that Cornwall holds.”
Published: 15th November 2016
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I am very pleased to be able to confirm that the members of the unitary authority have overwhelmingly re-affirmed their commitment to opposing Devonwall.
Published: 4th November 2016
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The last fortnight saw the somewhat whirlwind coronation of the new leader of the Conservative Party who also became the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Theresa May now has many challenges to face, especially as she seeks to address the outcome of the referendum vote to leave the EU.
Published: 25th July 2016
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The old guard of the Tory Party are up against the wall and instead of giving in gracefully to public pressure, they are resorting to the kind of rhetoric last seen in the old Colonial days when the spears were flying thick and fast.
Published: 9th May 2016
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On 15th May, I wrote to all six Conservative MPs and challenged them to push for the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act to be revisited and to do everything in their power to prevent the creation of a cross-Tamar constituency.
Published: 2nd November 2015
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The Prime Minister and the Chancellor claim that low income households will not lose out if the Conservatives go ahead with slashing tax credit payments. They continue to argue that the low-paid will be more than compensated through a package of other changes including increases in the minimum wage (renamed as the so-called "national living wage"), the increase in the tax-free allowance and increased childcare support.
Published: 27th October 2015
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David Cameron has just created another 45 peers to sit in the House of Lords, bringing the total membership of the so-called “Upper House” to 826. And somewhat predictably, this latest list of new Lords include retired MPs, a number of MPs who lost their seats at the recent General Election, political fixers, various donors to the Conservative Party and corporate lobbyists.
Published: 31st August 2015
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"It's high time Cameron got his own house in order and stopped seeing Cornwall and elsewhere as places to offload cuts and then blame unfairly when less money equals less services."
Published: 4th February 2015
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Recently is has been announced that the coalition has done a u-turn on Cornwall's European funding. The thin veneer of localism has been worn through to expose the control freak heart of the coalition government.
Published: 4th February 2015
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