"The Nineteenth century saw a great Springtime of Nations as the revolutions of 1848 saw new countries created the length and breadth of Europe. In our world today we are now seeing our own Spring Awakening with people and cultures that have long been dormant and subdued asserting their right to exist, their right to dream." Adam Price MP
Monday, 16 May 2011
Dismantling a Nation - Kernow
St George's Day and St David's Day Bill
BBC - Democracy Live - St George's Day and St David's Day Bill : A public holiday to mark St George's Day would bolster national unity, a Tory MP has said. Presenting his St George's Day and St David's Day Bill to the Commons on 13 May 2011, Nadhim Zahawi said: "To many, St George's Day is a celebration of all that is great about the nation".
Cornish campaigners need to get on top of this one before a St Georges day holiday is pushed on Kernow instead of one for St Pirans day. Is this yet another chance for Cornwall to be erased? Another campaign we are prepared to loose? Taken in isolation it's not the most important issue of the moment but the long term erosion of our identity is, nonetheless, what we are facing.
Devonwall parliamentary constituencies, a St Georges day English national bank holiday, Devonshire post codes in Kernow, the deliberate replacing of the adjective 'Cornish' with the incorrect 'Cornwall', the denial of our true constitutional position in the UK, the centralising of Cornish services and jobs out of the Duchy, Cornish heritage claimed as English, English cultural bodies given free reign in Cornwall, locals priced out of the housing market - little by little, step by step - a people is destroyed.
From The Cornish Democrat
The fight for recognition is long and arduous. St Piran's Day along with St George and St David's Day must be a holiday to celebrate all three nations. The fact that the majority of people living in Cornwall were born outside Cornwall and are not Cornish folk weakens the case for a separate identity. But the spirit is still alive in the people of this resurgent nation and in the end justice must be served.