‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Copyright 2020 Derek Thomas, MP for St Ives, West Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly. All rights reserved.