Common Platform document and Meeting Saturday 2 Sep #Penzance #Cornwall

There are three updates:

Firstly, a reminder of  next Saturday 2nd September Meeting at St Johns Hall Penzance 10.30

Please also see the updated version of the Common Platform 1 document which was circulated by Andrew George.

You may remember we  discussed this at our first meeting in Penzance and we all agreed that it was a   fair representation of the common ground that all the centre-left parties share.

It’s  purpose, both then and now, is to find a form of words which ‘captures a perspective and a set of values that bind a broad group of people together’ and ‘raises the discourse above the process and personality laden obsession of routine tribal disputation’.

It is not a manifesto but it ought to be  attractive to Liberal Democrat, Green, Labour and MK parties and to non-aligned floating centre-left voters.

Secondly, Make Votes Matter is holding a first local group meeting  on Wednesday 20th September 7.30pm at the Old Bakery Studios in Truro click here for details>>>

 

Thirdly, Labour are also hosting a separate discussion on Proportional Representation on 4 September – see below. You can register here>> I have already had my wrists slapped on this one so I will go carefully:

This is not an ‘official’ Labour event – just an event put together by interested Labour members who want to see their party adopt PR as a Manifesto commitment.

It is not open to non-Labour members as I originally suggested. Common Platform 1Cornwall Labour discuss (5)

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2 thoughts on “Common Platform document and Meeting Saturday 2 Sep #Penzance #Cornwall

  1. With only Labour bods present it will be only a limited input especially a Blairites can be present too and to be honest, they give me the demonic shakes

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  2. Regarding the PA meeting in Penzance this Saturday,(and thanks for this), don’t forget that Charmian Larke started working on a Common Ground-Vison for Cornwall PA before Andrew George was involved. and I hope that he has read the original and gives merit to her. We don’t want an Andrew George appreciation society amongst PA for I thought we were republicans! (hahaha). This is no dispect to Andrew whom in many ways I admire for his forthrightness and ability to collaborate.
    Cornwall PA is what it has to be and not centrist to any one area too…do we or are we having a PA in SE Cornwall, North, Mid Central and West…from Truro to the Lizard (the latter is beginning as in Mid Central).
    To have an anti Tory manifesto is NOT enough but a Common Vision based upon input programmes from all across society who have an interest in both a overwhelming political plurality based on a common vision for all our futures, which all PA ‘s across the UK will follow in their own “Bio Regions”.

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