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Blog Posts with the Tag "cornish assembly"
The Government has published a White Paper called “Planning for the Future,” which sets out its proposals for a much changed planning system. I think it will be a disaster for Cornwall and I agree with a leading economist that, in many ways, it dismantles the existing system and hands power over to developers.
Published: 19th November 2020
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As senior politicians from across the United Kingdom have grappled with the Covid-19 crisis, there has been a significant focus on the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Published: 4th July 2020
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During my recent visit to Scotland – for a week’s holiday – I took the opportunity to read Scottish newspapers and catch snippets of Scottish television. I found the news media to the north of the Tweed to be so very different to the largely London-centred output that we, in Cornwall, have come to accept as the norm.
Published: 25th July 2019
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Much has been written about the life and achievements of the novelist Daphne du Maurier, and it is often noted that the author of Frenchman’s Creek, Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel, Rebecca and Rule Britannia was a member of Mebyon Kernow.
Published: 25th July 2019
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Cornwall Council recently published an impact assessment on the so-called “devolution deal,” that was agreed between it and the UK Government in 2015. The document sets out what has happened over the last three years or so.
Published: 25th February 2019
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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 believe it is an important document. It clearly sets out how the devolution of significant political powers to Cornwall, and bringing the majority of the public sector under local democratic control, would be good for our local communities."
Published: 5th April 2016
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When I commented on Jeremy Corbyn’s successful election to the position of Labour leader this weekend, I wrote that I had always been extremely disappointed by Labour’s unwillingness to support greater powers for Cornwall through a Cornish Assembly.
Published: 14th September 2015
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"Cornwall needs an Assembly with real powers so that the people of Cornwall can have control over issues such as strategic planning, European funding, housing, health, emergency services, energy policy and transport that are currently directed by Westminster."
Published: 19th January 2015
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"Currently our taxes travel 300 miles, there they decide how to spend it and send the money back. People that make these decisions aren’t elected by the people of Cornwall and they don’t have to live with their decisions day in day out."
Published: 16th January 2015
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