Two weeks is a very long time in politics: government’s latest U-Turn puts Cornwall’s MPs on the spot

Posted By on 1st November 2020

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s six MPs are coming under pressure from their local party activists to consider voting against Boris Johnson’s month-long Covid-19 lockdown. It is thought there will be…


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  1. How can our MPs vote against the lockdown when the south west region is only a couple of weeks away from running out of hospital capacity?

    That it is the south west and the north west that are almost at full hospital capacity is quite a shocking thing, as the north west has many cases and we have comparatively few. It shows how poor our hospital provision is down here.

    Instead of moaning about the lockdown, why don’t our MPs do all they can to enable Cornwall to have better hospital facilities? The talk of a “new hospital in Cornwall” has wittered away.

    Our medical services down here do a good job on the whole, I’m not criticising what we have, but there isn’t enough and we don’t get the choice of provision that there is elsewhere, which pushes up standards.

    Both Treliske and Derriford get full too capacity during a normal pre-Covid winter! Come on our MPs take action to sort that out and give us more capacity over the coming winter please.

    At the least, don’t protest against a lockdown that will reduce pressure on the hospitals we have.

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