AS her colleagues in national government continue to implode like dying stars surpassing their own personal Chandrasekhar limits, Cherilyn Mackrory has once again come out and tried to position herself as someone who gives a monkeys about sewage discharges.

This isn't a new thing for Cherilyn, and is a position she quite often takes whenever storm or sewage discharges rear their polluting heads in the arena of public discourse. 

However, once again, this Skipper feels inclined to point out that Cherilyn has, along with those same imploding colleagues, enabled this situation to continue. 

Two years ago, Cherilyn Mackrory voted against an amendment to the Environment Bill from the House of Lords which aimed to stop raw sewage from being discharged into the sea.

This vote took place on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 and Mackrory, alongside 264 of her Conservative colleagues, voted to remove the amendment which aimed to introduce a new chapter into the Water Industry Act 1991 that would require "sewerage undertakers to take all reasonable steps to ensure untreated sewage is not discharged from storm overflows."

Strangely enough, Cherilyn seems to have wiped these actions from her memory in much the same way as the phones containing Sunak and Johnson's WhatsApp communications during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Maybe I'm being harsh. Maybe, at one point in her life, Cherilyn was passionate about keep sewage out of our waters. However, her actions as an MP have done nothing but allow water companies in Cornwall to carry on as they are, discharging sewage and storm overflows for thousands upon thousands of hours every year. 

Perhaps someone close to her should remind her that actions speak louder than words...