Politics

EU Nationals who want to stay, after Brexit, told to report to Cornwall’s libraries

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s libraries are to become “Settlement Centres” for European Union citizens who wish to remain in the UK after Brexit.  Britain is currently due to leave...

Four of Cornwall’s Tory MPs contributed to the government’s historic 230-vote Brexit defeat

By Graham Smith Four of Cornwall’s six MPs voted against their own government last night, contributing to its historic 230-vote defeat over its proposed Brexit deal. The four rebel...

Theresa May: Cornwall’s part in her downfall

By Anne North At least of half of Cornwall’s MPs are today (Tuesday) expected to contribute to an historic moment in Parliament if, as expected, they help defeat their...

Missing In Action: what they find when they take the register of councillors at County Hall

By Graham Smith Only 28% of Cornwall councillors attended all of the meetings at which they had been expected over the past six months, according to official figures. County...

Cornwall’s MPs all voted against the “no deal Brexit” amendment last night

By Graham Smith All six of Cornwall’s MPs were on the losing side of last night’s Brexit vote in the House of Commons. The six Conservatives all voted against...

Cornwall’s farmers face “considerable turbulence” from a no-deal Brexit, says the man who helped lead the campaign for Brexit

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s agriculture sector risks disruption by a “no deal” Brexit, according to Environment Secretary Michael Gove – a prominent pro-Brexit campaigner. Speaking to a farming conference...

Labour wins again in Penryn

By Graham Smith A few hundred votes cast in a small-town by-election might be simply a straw in the wind – but that breeze appears to be picking up...

When the boat comes in: new EU fishing rules will impact on Cornwall from tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne New European Union rules on fishing quotas, due to come into effect tomorrow (Tuesday), could have a major impact on the UK fishing industry, according to...

Independents struggle for survival as the political parties assert themselves at County Hall

By Anne North An analysis of four Cornwall Council by-elections fought since May 2017 suggests the main political parties are set to significantly strengthen their presence at County Hall...

EXCLUSIVE: Follow the money – what connects the Old Brewery in Redruth to another week of free champagne in the South of France?

By Graham Smith Senior Cornwall Council officials say they will “make a recommendation within the next few weeks” about whether to return to Cannes for a controversial property conference....

Cornwall Council leader tells Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator: “We cannot rely on the government to stand up for Cornwall”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter has welcomed a meeting with Michel Barnier as a positive step towards building a successful future for Cornwall in a post-Brexit...

Cornwall Council approves extra £40 million for emergency housing to help tackle homeless crisis

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning (Tuesday) agreed to spend an extra £40 million to buy homes for temporary emergency accommodation to house homeless families and individuals....

Extra council funding will come from Cornwall’s taxpayers

By David Ottewell and Richard Whitehouse An “extra” £17 million promised to Cornwall Council will come entirely from local taxpayers, government figures suggest. James Brokenshire last week unveiled a...

Operation Yellowhammer cancels Easter holidays, as Cornwall prepares for Brexit food, fuel and medicine shortages

By Graham Smith Police chiefs, health officials and Cornwall Council staff have been told they might have to cancel plans to take holiday over the Easter period in order...

South West Euro MP says UK needs to plan for next year’s Euro elections

By Graham Smith One of the South West’s Euro MPs has called for clarity about next year’s elections to the European Parliament, in which Britain would normally go to...

Cornwall’s Tory MPs divided on who should be their leader

By Graham Smith By 9 pm this evening we shall know if Theresa May is able to remain as leader of the Conservative Party. The only one of Cornwall's...

Cornwall awaits HM Inspectorate report on fire and rescue services

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is bracing itself for what is expected to be a critical HM Inspectorate report on the county’s fire service.  The report is due to...

EXCLUSIVE – Brexit chaos: what the Cornwall Council leader can now expect in Brussels next week

By Graham Smith The delay in a meaningful Brexit vote in the UK Parliament has cast a new light over the visit of Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter to...

Brexit vote is shelved, as government whips continue to twist arms and hope something will turn up

By Graham Smith It appears that at least three of Cornwall’s MPs will have to wait before they can vote against their own Prime Minister, in act of Parliamentary...

Another one? Cornwall’s political parties are getting ready for a general election

By Anne North The chances of an early general election have prompted new waves of activism within Cornwall’s political parties, with Labour poised to hire a full-time professional organiser...