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‘I entirely recognise the strong desire to reflect the pride that we feel in our different parts of the United Kingdom. We are at the start of a process. I am not saying either yes or no; we are simply at too early a stage in this process to decide.

NHS Trade and Nurses Pay!

A couple of concerns have arisen following the Trade Bill passing through Parliament and Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s speech (both 21st July).  One is the perceived risk to the NHS from future trade deals and the other is the apparent exclusion of nurses from newly announced pay rises.

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This Parliament is unique in that it is able to debate and pass legislation paving the way for trading agreements around the world - something the UK Parliament has not been able to do for decades.

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There has been an important development in the world of communications this week as the Culture Secretary brought to an end the debate on whether Huawei is the company to deliver the Government’s 5G ambitions.

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The general expectation is that everyone takes part in the recovery now that restrictions are eased. The irony is that some are chomping at the bit but are not permitted to do so yet. This includes owners of beauty salons and live performers to name just a few.

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The focus is on a healthy green balanced recovery and what better example of this than the news that West Cornwall fishing has secured £220,000 to help projects that increase the sale and consumption of locally caught fish.

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At the time of writing 13 cases of coronavirus had been confirmed across Cornwall and Devon in the past week - individuals diagnosed with the disease as a result of a lab-confirmed test.

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All eyes may appear to be on the coronavirus outbreak but life after this crisis needs to be very different to what we had become accustomed to.

Derek comments on Dominic Cummings

There is great interest regarding No 10’s Chief of Staff, Dominic Cummings.

As a parent I can understand why Dominic Cummings and his wife would wish to ensure their child was in good hands once they had developed coronavirus symptoms. 

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Government must step in and fund brain tumour research! A brain tumour diagnosis is a devastating event in any family and, if you have experienced this, you will know how important it is to find a cure and to find the very best model of care.