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Friday, 9 November 2012

There should be a public enquiry into the Constitutional Status of Cornwall.

There should be a public enquiry into the Constitutional Status of Cornwall.
There is no documentary evidence stating that Cornwall has ever been a part of England, the evidence shows quite clearly that Cornwall is a Sovereign State of Great Britain. Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall enjoys the privileges associated with Cornwall being a Duchy, which include the power to veto Government Legislation and the ability to avoid paying taxation from the Duchy to the Government.
Cornwall is a nation and should be recognised as so. Attempts to obtain documents relating to this matter under the freedom of information act have been rejected on the grounds that they are “not in the public interest”. MP’s are forbidden from asking questions in the House of Commons in relation to Cornwall’s constitutional position. This is un-democratic and the truth should be exposed immediately. Whatever you political stance in Cornwall, be you a Nationalist, Devolutionist or Unionist, we all share one thing in common, at the very least. The Recognition of Cornwall as a nation.

This issue should become depoliticised and we should all push to achieve the first step to full independence. After this step those that do not believe can fall by the wayside but achieving the first step of recognition will help the devolution cause and then the republic cause.
We must not be get so wrapped up in political issues to ignore the fact that full independence would, most likely, require a referendum, which at the moment would probably not be supported by a majority of the people of Cornwall.

MK please support me on this because I know, there are plenty enough Cornish folk that would support it, that don't vote MK in elections.
Also the wording of the petition itself opens up the door to people outside of Cornwall supporting it as it is a matter of democracy. The govt. say we are part of England, so let's play them at their own game and gain English peoples support.
Don't think that I have any other kind of hidden agenda here, I would vote yes in a referendum on independence,  but I do not like our nation status getting lost in politics. I hope that you can at least understand that. 

I got fed up of hearing Cornish people reject nationalism time and time again, so I'm just trying to find a way to motivate them ALL.
If you don't get behind it then this will probably be the last time, that I attempt to influence the matter and I will probably become, like so many, accepting of the staus quo.

If anyone even reads this.. :S

Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Cornish Issue

Being an economic migrant living in England has one significant down side. I don't see any Cornish people, read any Cornish newspapers or Listen to any Cornish Radio stations. Then again the big advantage is that I can easily look at the general overview of the Cornish situation, in a reasonably objective manner.

I could spend the next 2000 words explaining why I am Cornish and not English, thankfully others have done that already. So i I will keep it brief and to the point I am trying to make. So as you know my favourite football match was Germany 1-5 England so don't think i am anti English, far from it.

Cornwall is Cornwall.. Pick one of six variations of our Celtic language and study the Kingdom of Wessex in relation to Cornwall, if you really want to go into it. Fact is this, in the 14th Century, after around 350 years of the King of Cornwall paying homage to Wessex its predecessor in title (and all that jazz). Cornwall was made a Duchy (in 1337 apparently).
So what does that mean?
Well it meant that Cornwall was not part of the English Royal Estate. Long story short. Any kind of taxation that would be payable to England was constitutionally paid, legitimately to the Duke of Cornwall. If you die in England with no Heir apparent, guess who gets it all. The Queen!! In Cornwall it goes to the Duke of Cornwall.
OK with me so far?
There have been many acts of parliament etc. that have maintained that Cornwall is not part of England. For the most accurate website, backed up by genuine sources go to >>

The Duke of Cornwall has a propoganda website that im sure you can find if you cared to.

Now about a decade or so ago the national press got onto this tax avoidance issue by the Duke of Cornwall and as a result he started making voluntary contributions. Good I hear you say!
Well the problem is that whilst Charles Windsor, the Duke of Cornwall and all the dukes before him have enjoyed the benefit of Cornwall being a Duchy (A sovereign state of Britain) the people of Cornwall have gradually been absorbed into England and are not recognised as Cornish..
This contradiction is SUCH a massive crime against the Cornish and guess what, MP's are banned from asking questions in the House of Commons in regard to the Cornish Constitution.
Efforts have been made to see documents relating to this issue under the Freedom of Information Act and have been rejected as "Not being in the public Interest"
There was me thinking that we live in a Democracy!
So why would anyone care if you aren't Cornish?
Well google how much money Cornwall has provided to the Prince of Wales over the centuries and you'll get an idea as to just how big a crime has been committed..
The whole situation is a total scandal and the only people to have suffered are the people of Cornwall. If Cornwall is a Sovereign State of Great Britain then it's people should be recognised as so. We can't even register ourselves as Cornish on the census returns that we are all compelled to fill in, we have to put "other".. Something I will be campaigning to change over the next few years.
Well there you go I have tried to keep it as brief as possible a potted history of Cornwall.
If you are interested in finding out more, Wikipedia has some excellently sourced pages about the Cornish language, culture and the Duchy of Cornwall.
The fight for
will never end!!