Thursday, 19 April 2012

MK calls on Cornish MPs to resign from Coalition

Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall has formally condemned the two Coalition parties for refusing to rethink its plans for a “Pasty Tax.”

Last night, 261 Conservatives and 34 Liberal Democrats voted in favour of the “Pasty Tax.” Only five Lib Dem MPs (three from Cornwall) and 10 Conservative MPs (three from Cornwall) opposed the tax.

MK has also challenged the six Cornish MPs to resign from their respective Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties in protest at the actions of the Government on the “Pasty Tax” and wide range of other issues.

In a statement issued today, MK Deputy Leader stated the following:

“The Prime Minister and the Coalition is not listening to the representations against the ‘Pasty Tax’ and it is even ignoring the views of its local MPs. This is disgraceful, and it is symptomatic of Cameron’s disregard for Cornwall on this and wide range of other issues.

“It is about time that Cornish MPs started living up to their election promises and put the needs of Cornwall ahead of the interests of their political parties.

“I call on the MPs to put Cornwall first and to resign from their respective Coalition parties, sending a strong message to Cameron and Clegg that Cornwall cannot be treated with such contempt.”

Cllr Long has also called on Conservative and Liberal Democrat members in Cornwall to disassociate themselves from the actions of the Coalition Government. He has invited one and all to join Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall.

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