Monthly Archives: February 2017

The myth of ‘developed’ land: the false facts roll on

Cornwall Councillors should really stop taking the pills being peddled to them by their planning officers. This morning on Radio Cornwall there was Joyce Duffin, Liberal Democrat housing portfolio holder, claiming that ‘only about 5% of Cornwall is developed’. The … Continue reading

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The letter the West Briton didn’t print

This week the West Brit printed two excellent letters exposing the fatuous claim by John Pollard that Cornwall Council’s policy already matches the four pledges of the Charter for Cornwall. Below is the letter the newspaper chose not to print. … Continue reading

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Fake facts and fantasy: the perils of Pollardspeak

Readers of the West Briton must have choked on their cornflakes this week when they read its letters column. There was the leader of Cornwall Council, John Pollard, popping up to claim that the Council had been supporting the four … Continue reading

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