Posts for Politics

Message from Scott Mann

The public health of North Cornwall has been my number one concern during this global pandemic, and the tourist economy in the constituency has responded in an incredible way, following guidance and supporting the NHS by shutting down at significant cost to business. We are now able to responsibly reopen […]

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Support local independent news

Whichever area you live in, local independent news providers are the most trusted source of news in the media. However, over 95 per cent of them have received zero support from the Government since the start of the Lockdown. While £35m has been allocated to the ‘newspaper industry’ in order […]

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Major relaxation of lockdown announced

I will await the official government press info on timings/rules but a overview of today’s announcements;   My understanding: The 2 metre rule to be relaxed to 1 metre. Awaiting more info on mitigations such as face masks. The new guidelines will allow two households of any size to meet […]

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This morning’s #BlackLivesMatter event at Summerleaze

I thought I’d share with you these photos of this morning’s #BlackLivesMatter event at Summerleaze. I’m pleased to report that everyone’s issues about crowding and litter were unfounded, and think we can indeed praise the organisers for a well-planned and successful event. Despite a good turnout, the event was, as […]

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News from today’s briefing

From the Government press info: Numbers: 7,121,976 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out or posted out in the UK. This includes 140,359 tests carried out or posted yesterday. 299,251 people have tested positive, an increase of 1,115 cases since yesterday. 387 people were admitted to hospital with coronavirus […]

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Racism undermines our humanity says police

From Devon & Cornwall Police: The death of George Floyd has left his family, loved ones and friends devastated and heartbroken. Communities in the United States, here in the United Kingdom and across the world are angry and outraged. For some members of our community, those feelings will also be […]

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Scott Mann’s letter to constituents

For those who haven’t already seen it on Facebook, here is Scott Mann’s open letter to his constituents Dominic Cummings. He is adopting the government line of being able to ‘relate to people’s anger’ in Cummings going against what the public has been told is the right thing to do. […]

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Message from Scott Mann

We’ve received a message for you from Scott Mann, MP, and a lovely image of him attending parliament virtually. Not sure when Parliament returns to normal; I guess it will be when the schools do. The last few weeks have been very hard on everyone and I would like to […]

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Rallying call to join the Police or as volunteer Special

TV commercials highlighting policing’s central role in the community will air today, alongside fresh social media adverts designed to attract applicants from a variety of backgrounds. Home Secretary Priti Patel said: Getting more police officers on the streets to keep us all safe is an absolute priority for the British […]

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The 2020 bathing season

Unfortunately, while Coronavirus is still a major issue, some people are acting irresponsibly. My personal feeling is that distances travelled to reach the coast, or beauty spots,  should have had some limits attached.  However, it hasn’t which is why problems like this occur. Anyway, more guidance and advice about what […]

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Confused of Crackington over dog ban

Ignoring the rogue apostrophe which isn’t needed but which someone like me struggles to see past, the Parish Council at Crackington says that the beach there is privately owned by the Parish Council and that Cornwall Council have no jurisdiction over it. Therefore, they chose to not allow dogs on […]

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Changes to lockdown announced by the PM

My understanding of the changes to lockdown (here’s the full document) for Phase 1 starting on Wednesday is this: If you cannot work from home, you should now consider travelling to work if your workplace is open. If you do this, you should travel by foot or bicycle if possible […]

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The PM’s statement in full

So you can be absolutely clear what was said and not accuse me of editing, here is the full speech of the Prime Minister:   It is now almost two months since the people of this country began to put up with restrictions on their freedom – your freedom – […]

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A few Coronavirus – related financial updates from the government

Tax Credits The government has confirmed that people who can’t work their normal hours because of coronavirus (COVID-19) will still receive their usual tax credits payments. Those working reduced hours due to coronavirus or those being furloughed by their employer will not have their tax credits payments affected if they […]

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Further support for children affected by domestic abuse

Organisations supporting children affected by domestic abuse have been given a £3 million funding boost. Today (Tuesday 28 April) the Home Office has announced £3.1 million will go to specialist services for children who have both been directly and indirectly affected by domestic abuse. This can include one-to-one and group […]

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