As I Please
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- Black lives matter everywhere, but who controls the past controls the future: Cornwall’s uncomfortable history with slavery 9th June 2020
- Will the war against Covid-19 end the same way as most wars, with refugees evacuated by helicopter from embassy roofs even as the politicians declare victory? 11th April 2020
- Covid-19: A postcard from Midwich, village of the damned 17th March 2020
- Ring A-Ring O’Roses, A Pocket Full of Posies, and other ways to Keep Calm And Carry On 12th March 2020
- Could you be our next Police and Crime Commissioner? There are only 97 campaigning days to go 31st January 2020
- Look North, in wonder, as Scotland edges closer to affordable local government by pioneering Britain’s first tourism tax 30th December 2019
- If you tolerate this, then your children will be next 21st December 2019
- Cornwall is going to be Conservative for a very long time – we just have to get used to it 18th December 2019
- Is the Newquay airport goose being fattened up for privatisation? 29th November 2019
- Getting into space is about maths and physics, not public relations: why Cornwall Council should say “no” to Richard Branson 13th September 2019
- A lesson for Cornwall? Why Brecon & Radnor might not be the Brexit game-changer the bookies are forecasting 31st July 2019
- After Peterborough: while politicians try to understand what happened, Labour should bring back its £3 supporters’ scheme and then ballot to determine Brexit policy 7th June 2019
- Why Cornwall should brace for defeat next week 18th May 2019
- Why only Jeremy Corbyn can beat Nigel Farage, and why it’s all about the turnout – a partisan view 21st April 2019
- Inside Kennally Care: details start to emerge of how charities and companies are now taking over Cornwall’s health service – with orders to cut spending 8th February 2019
- As I Please: Glittering Prizes – The Cornwall Reports New Year Honours 29th December 2018
- A day in the life of the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator 23rd November 2018
- All the way from Arabia – a sci-fi vision of Cornwall’s future? 16th November 2018
- Got an allotment? Get ready to once more Dig For Victory, as the new Agriculture Bill looks set to devastate Cornwall 13th September 2018
- Slow Train Coming: why the Devonwall boundary changes are not entirely welcome news for the Tories 12th September 2018
- Cornwall’s local government: no place for grown-ups 31st August 2018
- Cornwall and the idea of a tourism tax: a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing 17th August 2018
- Jumpers for goalposts: Why we need a Cornwall United to get serious about public health, and why the council should start its own football club 10th August 2018
- In a sleepy part of rural North Cornwall, another revolution is underway 3rd August 2018
- Tragedy, farce, repeat: why County Hall would be an ideal location for Midsummer Murders 27th July 2018
- Bucaneers and Pirate Ports: time for Cornwall’s LEP to re-think its strategy on Economic Zones 20th July 2018
- After the football – business as usual with Cornwall’s NHS, and why it’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening in Parliament 13th July 2018
- The best possible birthday present for Cornwall’s NHS would be management from outside Cornwall 6th July 2018
- Cornwall, Your Cornwall 29th June 2018
- A design for life 22nd June 2018
- Bread and circuses 15th June 2018
- Is dementia to blame for Brexit? In Cornwall, it’s a serious question 8th June 2018
- Why badgers should take extra care on the A38, and why I miss the sight of a squashed hedgehog 1st June 2018
- Cornwall, the Final Frontier, and how to make “devolution” more inspirational than a stale fart 25th May 2018
- Struggling in the stormy seas of shrinking ratings, BBC local radio’s “Dementia FM” heads for its iceberg 18th May 2018
- Newquay spaceport: reach for the stars, but watch your wallet and beware of half-baked big ideas 11th May 2018