Thursday, 29 January 2015

MK on Radio Cornwall to comment on Cameron / Clegg visit

Cornwall has again been awash with Westminster politicians – namely David Cameron and Nick Clegg announcing an additional £11.3 million to Cornwall’s “Growth Deal.”

I was invited to comment by Radio Cornwall, and the interview can be heard on:

The segment – also including Cameron and Clegg – starts just after 5.00 (or two hours into the programme).

Asked about the announcement, I welcomed the funding but pointed out strongly that it was only a fraction of the cuts that their Government had already impacted on Cornwall, doing great damage to our economy. And I made sure that I gave the figures relating to the cuts to local government and the Police force.

Questioned about greater local control, I described what the Prime Minster and Deputy said as “tripe” and pointed out that the Local Enterprise Partnership – which will be responsible for the “Growth Deal” - was unelected and unaccountable.

I also argued that the Coalition parties should be judged on their failures over the last four-and-a-half years – not their pre-election promises. We all remember what happened last time!

Do have a listen to the interview.

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