Posts for Politics

Today’s Student Strike – by a Budehaven student

This letter was previously sent to Pirate FM, by Mac Spooner, Budehaven Year 11:   At Budehaven Community School, we are having a protest, much like the rest of the […]

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Government invests in Dawlish railway

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has today (15 February 2019) announced further funding of up to £80 million in the south-west to deliver a new sea wall at Dawlish, providing better […]

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Scott Mann votes for the government but the PM still loses

North Cornwall MP Scott s time voted for the government’s Brexit deal, voting against amendments proposed by Labour and the SNP. Her motion was voted down by 303 to 258. […]

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Cornwall businesses urged to get brexit-ready

Guidance for businesses on how to prepare for trading in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit has been released today by Cornwall Council, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, and […]

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Schools at breaking point as they face budget cuts and staffing crisis.

An opinion piece by the Chairperson of Bude Labour Party. As ever, other political groups (and individuals) are welcome to submit such articles, too.   Recently there has been a […]

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How Scott Mann voted yesterday

Well, this politics graduate admits to being as flummoxed as the rest of you by the Brexit shenanigans taking place, culminating yesterday in a series of votes by MPs on […]

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£s up for grabs to make town centres more attractive

If anyone fancies making Bude more attractive (or Holsworthy, etc) then read this. Obviously, it is a government funding project so it requires not only ideas but also bid-writing. Communities […]

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Prime Minister’s statement to the House this eve

On a point of order, Mr Speaker, I am pleased that this House has expressed its confidence in the government tonight. I do not take this responsibility lightly. And my […]

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Prime Minister’s Statement

Mr Speaker, the House has spoken and the Government will listen. It is clear that the House does not support this deal. But tonight’s vote tells us nothing about what […]

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Brexit vote – Scott Mann votes against deal

Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down this evening despite her attempts to rally the troops. The defeat was massive, 432 to 202 to reject the deal, which has triggered […]

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Should petrol pump prices be regulated?

I got some petrol at Sainsbury’s, Roundswell today, as I was passing, and it is usually a lot cheaper than in Bude. Recently, there was a petition to try to […]

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Job losses could impact tourism

I toyed with sharing certain bits of news this morning, wondering what direct relevance they have for us in the SW. One was the possible cuts to 5000 jobs at […]

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Police to be given new powers to tackle drone misuse

The government is moving forward with plans to give police new powers to tackle drones misuse and abuse, with the publication of their response to the drones consultation today (7 January 2019). […]

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Tetcott Hunt in Stratton

This is not an opinion piece (it would be much stronger). I am trying to provide a balanced article. If I haven’t succeeded, please comment, but keep it polite because […]

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The Human Cost of NHS Cuts in Cornwall: The Permanent NHS Crisis and Stratton MIU Nighttime Closure

By the Chair of Bude Labour Party (as mentioned, other local political parties are also very welcome to submit articles, as is anyone with a view to share). 2018 saw […]

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