Monday, 2 March 2015

Greenpeace's Coastal Champion Tour Sets Off From Porthleven

The Old Man and I do go to Porthleven on Saturday to see Greenpeace launch (absolutely) their Coastal Champions Tour from Porthleven. Rather grey and brisk weather but people cheered when the boat hit the harbour water and plenty of kids were face-painted.

Local Lib Dem MP Andrew George was there to speak as were Green candidate Tim Andrewes and Labour candidate Cornelius Olivier. No sign of Tory or Ukip candidates... of course... nor of Mebyon Kernow candidate...
(Edit: Rob Simmons -Mebyon Kernow candidate- couldn't make it. See his comment below)
.... Nor of the MP for Camborne & Redruth - George Eustice - our current Fisheries Minister.

Andrew George does get out and about and pushes forward with his own campaigns and issues. You may have seen him ploughing his lonely furrow with his Private Members Bill on Affordable Housing on Michael Cockerell's BBC2 series "Inside the Commons"... being filibustered and harangued in the charming manner of this great institution.
Anyway Saturday was the start of the Greenpeace Tour taking their fishing boat Rising Tide to various ports around the country raising awareness of theirs and NUTFA's campaign to get politicians to sign up to keeping local fishing viable and sustainable.

2 comments:

Rob Simmons said...

Hi there, my names Rob and I'm the Mebyon Kernow candidate mentioned. Unfortunately I couldn't make it on the day as I was working. I did send a message of support to Greenpeace. Because I think this is a very important intiative and bridging the gap between the needs of the environment and fishing is essential. We need to work towards making this reality rather than one seemingly in conflict with the other. At the end of the trip round Britain the Greenpeace boat will return to Hayle in early May and I will be there. Good blog.

Little Grey Doll said...

Hi Rob. Thanks for your response. Sorry if it reads as wrong assumption about your not being there. Very windy day, couldn't hear much of the speech-making! Glad to hear of your/Mebyon Kernow's support for the Greenpeace/NUTFA initiative. Yes.. Tour finishes back in Cornwall - Hayle 2nd May.