LIB DEMS (especially Scottish & Welsh LIB DEMs) hate England as a national entity and strive to break her up. The latest dirty tactic is an attempt to separate Cornwall by bribing Cornish separatist party Mebyon Kernow to abstain from the current European Parliament elections with the prospect of more favourable treatment. The Cornish are being singled out to be granted “official minority status by the Government” at the instigation of its Lib Dem partner in return for not competing against Lib Dem candidates.
Apparently, the ‘Cornish’ (whoever they are precisely) will be given same status as people from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
As far back as the Roman invasion (55 BC), what we now call Cornwall was part of Dumnonia which included Devon and western parts of Somerset and Dorset. Cornwall has been part of England since before 954 when Northumbria was finally subdued by Eadred completing the unification of England. Consequently, what is Cornwall’s “proud history” during the 1,060 years which have since elapsed remains unspecified.
Given the accepted unique identity of the people from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the English might also ask are we also not unique? If they are different from us, we must be different to them! Moreover, given that the British according to official (ONS) records are the majority, those of English ethnicity are also a minority. However, the British (aided and abetted by Scots, Welsh and Irish) are bent on discriminating against the English willy-nilly, and so treat us less favourably over a wide range of considerations.
The Coalition Government’s official announcement “Cornish granted minority status within the UK” can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cornish-granted-minority-status-within-the-uk and it states:
“The government formally recognises the distinct identity of Cornish people.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, today (24 April 2014) announced that the proud history, unique culture, and distinctive language of Cornwall will be fully recognised under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
The decision to recognise the unique identity of the Cornish, now affords them the same status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities as the UK’s other Celtic people, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish. For the first time the government has recognised the distinctive culture and history of the Cornish.
Speaking on a visit to Bodmin, Cornwall, [ENGLAND] Danny Alexander said:
“Cornish people have a proud history and a distinct identity. I am delighted that we have been able to officially recognise this and afford the Cornish people the same status as other minorities in the UK”
Danny Alexander MP for Inverness &c
Today’s announcement builds on the government’s continued commitment to Cornwall and the Cornish language. The Cornish language has already been recognised under European rules for minority languages. In March this year, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that the government would be investing a further £120,000 into the Cornish Language Partnership (MAGA) to promote and develop the language.
Communities Minister Stephen Williams [MP for Bristol West, ENGLAND] said:
“This is a great day for the people of Cornwall who have long campaigned for the distinctiveness and identity of the Cornish people to be recognised officially.
The Cornish and Welsh are the oldest peoples on this island and as a proud Welshman I look forward to seeing Saint Piran’s flag flying with extra Celtic pride on March 5 next year.”
Stephen Williams MP for Bristol West
NOTE: Danny Alexander is a Scot elected to represent a Scottish Constituency and is interfering in an English matter. Whilst Stephen Williams, on his own admission is a ‘proud Welshman’ elected to represent an English Constituency. His treachery is consistent with that of his compatriot Lynne Stagg, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, who (stressing her Welshness) refused to support that city’s claim to build warships for the Royal Navy!
Having much in common with Nigel Evans (MP for Ribble Valley), Williams is a Welsh carpetbagger, seemingly unable to secure election in their native Wales but only in the more tolerant and accommodating England.
Nigel Evans MP for Ribble Valley
The bottom line is that the Lib Dems and Labour parties are bent on creating divisions in England and breaking her up . . . no national parliament for us! Only the English Democrats campaign on this issue!