One of the things I have always thought about politics is that, politicians are out of touch. As the Mebyon Kernow manifesto seeks to address there is a lack of faith by people in politics and indeed in politicians. As
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However, there are a number of concerns I couldn't address if elected as a councilor, some because they have already happened and others are well outside the power and influence of the position. Here's some of the highlights, ones I most agree with, as I remember them not direct quotes:
"That Duke of Cornwall makes a fortune from us, he ought be paying to subsidise the Isles of Scilly link."
"They never should have filled in the harbour and made a car park."
"What on earth does Penzance want with another out of town supermarket." (Sainsburys)
"What do these people know about roads? Why do they think we need more roundabouts on the A30." (again Sainsburys, not found 1 person that wants it yet)
"Penzance never should have turned away the university."
"Why am I being penalised by bedroom tax, when there's no smaller properties to move into."
"Penzance doesn't need Cameron to come here and tell us what to do to help the economy, he's making enough of a mess up the line."
"If you're a Tory, I don't want to know. Or if you're a Lib Dem."
"Are you really the candidate? but you're so young." (still smile about that one, I'm 32! yay)