Government moves school goalposts, but nobody has noticed!

Four days after telling schools to prepare for the return of Reception, Y1 and Y6 students, it changed the policy to prioritise a different set of children, but nobody has noticed!

On Thursday 14th May, just days after headteachers had contacted parents to tell them of the plans for Reception, Y1 and Y6, the Government changed policy, declaring that before any of these year groups are brought back into school, the priority should be for children of all critical workers in all year groups to return, even if they have no problems with childcare.

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Changes to Lockdown rules leave Cornwall Exposed

Colin Martin gives his views on the Prime Minister's 10th May announcement:

Every time we consider leaving the house, we should ask ourselves this question: If I find out tomorrow that I have been carrying the virus, how many people might I have infected today and how quickly could they be traced and tested?

The freedom to travel unlimited distances for exercise means everyone in Cornwall now faces the danger of being infected by a day-tripper the next time they go to the supermarket.

Encouraging as many people as possible to go back to work means tens of thousands of people risk being infected by colleagues in the workplace.

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A chance to ask the questions that matter to you

What will happen to our farmers and fishermen after Brexit?

Why has the government dropped its commitment to protect workers and child refugees?

Where next for the Liberal Democrats?

Come and ask the questions that matter to you at this public "Question Time" style event.

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All three parties face big decisions...

On election night, Labour MP Jess Phillips perfectly explained the election result in one sentence:

"Our policies have to address the needs of the communities we serve, and the public have to believe we can deliver them"

This is a lesson with urgent consequences for all three main parties...

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Labour's election gimmick risks lives on A38

Nothing in politics is free, and Labour have just admitted that their eye-catching policy to cut train fares will cost an eye-watering £7.5 billion.

Great news for regular train users, but bad news for South East Cornwall as the money will be taken from the pot which could have funded urgent safety upgrades on the deadly A38 between Bodmin and Saltash.

Colin Martin being interviewed by the A38

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Protest at Spaceport Approval

I am deeply disappointed that Cornwall Council has decided to spend over ten million pounds of public money on expanding Newquay Airport into a Spaceport. I was one of 34 councillors who voted against this move. Meanwhile Steve Double, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for St Austell and Newquay spoke to his party members before the meeting, urging them to vote for the plan.

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Reverse school funding cuts

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Conservative cuts to education funding have left a £20.2 million hole in this years's Cornwall schools budget.

Early years, 16-19 and special needs have been hit even harder.

SIGN OUR PETITION TO REVERSE EDUCATION CUTS


Plymouth Labour to blame for £2 Toll

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The Tamar Toll increase to £2 could have been avoided if Plymouth Labour had supported the call from Cornwall Lib Dems to charge Highways England for running their road over our bridge.

SIGN OUR PETITION TO CUT THE TOLLS:


Last chance on Climate Change

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Cornwall cannot afford to re-elect Conservative MPs who don't acknowledge that Climate Change is an emergency.

SIGN OUR PETITION FOR A CARBON-NEUTRAL CORNWALL


Safe road coming dreckly!

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If £17 million is not allocated to the A38 in the next few weeks, we may have to wait five years for safety works to begin.

SIGN OUR PETITION TO FUND THE A38 NOW!:


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