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Getting into space is about maths and physics, not public relations: why Cornwall Council should say “no” to Richard Branson

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith Any Cornwall Council cabinet members not yet determined to vote £12 million...

A lesson for Cornwall? Why Brecon & Radnor might not be the Brexit game-changer the bookies are forecasting

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith Politics is like the weather.  Things can change so fast it is...

After Peterborough: while politicians try to understand what happened, Labour should bring back its £3 supporters’ scheme and then ballot to determine Brexit policy

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith A week is a long time in politics, said Harold Wilson, and...

Why Cornwall should brace for defeat next week

By Graham Smith CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE There can be few certainties about the outcome of next week’s European...

Why only Jeremy Corbyn can beat Nigel Farage, and why it’s all about the turnout – a partisan view

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE My first love was mathematics.  I was one of those rather precocious infants who knew...

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

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE Historians will eventually decide if this was a revolution or a coup.  It was certainly...

As I Please: Glittering Prizes – The Cornwall Reports New Year Honours

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE Those responsible for dishing out the New Year Honours appear to have forgotten Cornwall Council. ...

A day in the life of the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator

23rd November 2018 CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE One of the telephones on my desk just won’t stop ringing.  It’s...

All the way from Arabia – a sci-fi vision of Cornwall’s future?

16th November 2018 CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE As a young teenager I was a huge fan of authors like...

Got an allotment? Get ready to once more Dig For Victory, as the new Agriculture Bill looks set to devastate Cornwall

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 14th September 2018 By Graham Smith It’s going to take a while to fully digest...

Slow Train Coming: why the Devonwall boundary changes are not entirely welcome news for the Tories

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 12th September 2018 By Graham Smith The long-running Devonwall saga took an important turn this...

Cornwall’s local government: no place for grown-ups

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 31st August 2018 Regular readers of this website will be well aware of the deep...

Cornwall and the idea of a tourism tax: a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 17th August 2018 I’m sure the dulcet Geordie tones of my old friend Kevin Lavery...

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

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 10th August 2018 I don’t have many fond memories of my school days but one...

In a sleepy part of rural North Cornwall, another revolution is underway

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE The village where I live, St Mabyn, in rural North Cornwall, is an unlikely birthplace...

Tragedy, farce, repeat: why County Hall would be an ideal location for Midsummer Murders

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 27th July 2018 Watching Cornwall Council’s cabinet members torturing themselves on Tuesday over their decision...

Bucaneers and Pirate Ports: time for Cornwall’s LEP to re-think its strategy on Economic Zones

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 20th July 2018 I don’t really know Mark Duddridge, chairman of the Cornwall & Isles...

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

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 13th July 2018 It was all going so well.  Still, I have now seen England...

The best possible birthday present for Cornwall’s NHS would be management from outside Cornwall

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 6th July 2018 I didn't know Kathy Byrne, but I have a strong affinity for...

Cornwall, Your Cornwall

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 29th June 2018 As I write, highly civilised human beings around the world are gathered...