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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Funding for Cornish Reply with quote

The funding allocated to Cornish is just the tea money in terms of public finance. In the terms of hard-pressed voluntary organizations, however, it's a fortune.

So far, the delaying tactics gave worked marvellously. So far, not a penny has been spent on getting Cornish into schools or into the public eye. A lot has been squandered on such party tricks as jetting NJAW over from Dublin so that he can tell us about Roman Catholicism in Ireland, or the pronunciation of Hebrew in Israel. And a lot has been tentatively allocated to investigating placenames (Again? WHY?), or a cluster of overlapping and largely redundant attitudinal surveys. A nice litte earner for somebody ...

However, even at the present rate, a large proportion of the spondulicks will remain unspent at the end of the current financial year. That means that it will disappear into a budgetary black hole. Cornish receives next to nothing, and at last half of that gets taken away. The grand plan to derail the entire Revival is panning out nicely ...
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 The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 was a popular uprising by the people of Cornwall in the far south west of Britain. Its primary cause was the raising of war taxes by King Henry VII on the impoverished Cornish for a campaign against Scotland, motivated by brief border skirmishes that were inspired by Perkin Warbeck's pretence to the English throne. Tin miners were angered as the scale of the taxes violated previous rights granted by Edward I of England to the Cornish Stannary Parliament which exempted Cornwall from all taxes of 10ths or 15ths of income. The Cornish had little sympathy for English wars against Scotland, considering that most Cornish were not English speakers at that time.  

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