As I Please
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- Living by numbers: As the government wrangles over tougher Covid-19 restrictions, is it time to embrace logic and consistency? 8th October 2020
- Covid-19 and Cornwall at the tipping point: will the lessons be learned? 21st September 2020
- Is there something fishy going on in Mevagissey? As the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy sinks below the UK’s horizon, Cornwall’s own fishermen show they have plenty of other ways to fall out with each other 14th September 2020
- Remember, remember, the 5th of November and how Cornwall Council ended up sleepwalking into “reasonable” constitutional chaos 10th August 2020
- 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