“Cornwall is a very different and very special place,” said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as he addressed several thousand enthusiastic supporters at Heartlands in Pool this afternoon.
He spoke about many different issues – from the lack of secure housing, to the need to protect the environment – but his key message for the people of Cornwall seemed to be that he did not want any community – no matter how small – to be marginalised.
He spoke about the problems that Cornish villagers have with transport and of the need for an equal society with human rights at its centre.
Housing was one of the issues raised at the rally for Jeremy Corbyn in Pool last Saturday. Various speakers outlined thier own experiences.
The problem as always is in the policy prescriptions. What does Jeremy Corbyn think are the housing problems? What does he think about holiday lets and second homes? What role does he think population growth plays in the housing issue?
It could be that Jeremy Corbyn will stick to the old tried line of “We must build more houses”
The problem is we have been doing that in Cornwall for years and it does not work!