As the Tories flounder in their search for a solution to the Brexit deadlock, people are left wondering what is exactly is going on and how we're going to get to the other side of the mess. Meanwhile, the clock ticks on toward 'Brexit Day'.
Local Liberal Democrats hope to shed some light on what is happening - and what might happen next - in a panel discussion to be held in Penzance this week. The meeting, which is open to all, will take place at St John's Hall on Friday 1st February, starting at 7:30pm.
Introducing a new monthly get together in the time-honoured Lib Dem format of Pints and Politics in a pub, starting Tuesday 29th January at the Admiral Benbow, Penzance.
Lib Dem members and supporters are warmly invited to come along and share their diverse knowledge and discuss issues of local, national and international concern.
Paddy was a remarkably energetic, enthusiastic and courageous natural leader. He set high standards for others to follow. Just at the time our country needs a leader with the clarity, political principles and courage of someone like Paddy . . .
We must carry his torch with us. I can hear him urging us on.
Big thanks to Vince Cable for his recent visit to West Cornwall. We enjoyed a return visit to Goonhilly. He backed my efforts to help Goonhilly when the Tory side of the Coalition wanted to frustrate that support. Proud of progress there and at growing local success story Frugi in Helston which we also visited.
Vince was very impressed with the students we met at Penwith College, and enjoyed their their understanding and challenging questions.
We also appreciated another very well attended and successful public meeting with an excellent panel at Helston Community College.
Last Friday (30th November) the boss of the international pub chain, Tim Martin, made an appearance in his Penzance bar to promote his views on leaving the EU. He had invited supporters of Leave campaigns and the general public to come in and chat.
Some local Lib Dem members including Alice Mumford (pictured) saw the leaflets that Mr Martin was giving out. This literature claims that all reports predicting retail price increases after March 29th are “lies” and states that “food prices will fall if tariffs end on 29th March”. None of this, however, was backed up by any evidence.
We are delighted to announce a public meeting and Q & A event with Liberal Democrat party leader, the Rt Hon Dr Sir Vince Cable MP, on Thursday 29th November, 7:30pm at Helston Community College.
Top trade experts gave their views of the draft Brexit agreement at a public meeting arranged by Andrew George in Penzance yesterday.
Jason Hunter and Sarah Holmes explained what the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement means for the UK and for Cornwall in particular - watch film of the meeting here:
Caroline White and the local Lib Dems are saying a huge ‘thank you’ for the support they received in the recent election in which they won.
Caroline’s election to town council represents another win for the Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats who have enjoyed recent by-election success across the county.
Liberal Democrat MP Normal Lamb has been conducting vital research into access to NHS support for people with autism, finding that people are having to wait years for a diagnosis.