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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Free England Party Reply with quote

This grouping seems more positive than some of the previous ones, and may prove to be more open minded.

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A number of we former English Democrats are setting up a new political party that we hope will become the foremost English independence party.

There is not an ounce of anti-Scotland prejudice in our members (although do us a favour please - and have your Mr Brown back) and we see no reason why when we are independent of each other, the English and the Scots should not be the best of pals.

Our new party should be approved by the Electoral Commission next week and we are starting from nothing - no cash, no media influence - but we will have some very sincere activists who love England.

Do any forum members have any helpful advice on how best to build up a new political party?

Thanks - and Regards

Andrew Constantine

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. Ask them about Cornwall though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Free England Party: http://www.freeenglandparty.org/

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Hello Fulup

Thank you for your enquiry. Our party is in favour of strengthened powers for county councils. On a personal note, I believe that power should be devolved down to the lowest level possible. I also subscribe to the view that all counties should have equal and fair treatment.

Your point about 27% of children see themselves as Cornish first, is interesting. What do the other 73% , the majority, see themselves as?

We are campaigning for the nation of England to become an independent sovereign state, outside of the UK and outside the EU. It seems from your comments that you see Cornwall as having a seperate identity to England. That is of course your and the people of Cornwall's prerogative. I would however put this to you:

If a strengthened county council is not acceptable, is it a seperate parliament you would require? If that is what you want, then there is nothing to stop you campaigning for it. However, I would suggest that if that is what you wanted, then such a parliament should be self-financed. It should have complete fiscal autonomy, and make contributions towards any services provided by the English state. it should also take its share of the national debt. This as you may know, runs into thousands of billions of pounds. That's only fair isn't it? The people of Cornwall are at liberty to campaign for whatever it wants, but if a devolved government is the end product, then the people of Cornwall should of course pay for it. It is unfair to expect taxpayers elsewhere in England to subsidise devolved government. It happens already in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to be honest, people are sick of it. I wouldn't hold out too much hope for the EU to provide for greater funding. They have their hands full trying to integrate the former Eastern bloc nations.

My view is that Cornwall would be better served with a stronger council within the nation state of England. That would still allow for Cornwall to retain its regional identity, in a similar way to any other county. I would never go against the democratic wishes of anyone, but I think if people want home rule, autonomy, or self-government, then it's only right and fair that those people pay for it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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However, I would suggest that if that is what you wanted, then such a parliament should be self-financed.


There would of course have to be some financial arrangements made with the Duke too. Accounts for the last 700 years delivered to the Stannary office would be a good start.

Who knows we could end up having enough cash to buy all the houses back.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused Same old, same old...
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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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