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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: The Cornish Constitutional Convention Reply with quote

What the hell are they up to these days? I get the impression that MK have fallen out with the Convention and that now the Convention is backing the Lib Dems and the Unitary Authority bid to the hilt.

I believe Councilor Biscoe has asked for additional powers to be given to the new UA over education etc.

Do you think we will really get these additional powers or will it be another Westminster 'la la la' fingers in ears response to Biscoes creative yet wishful thinking?

The CCC seemed to be a great chance to bring people together from across the Cornish political spectrum to fight for the Duchy, but are they prepared to make one too many concessions?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really dont know much about the merits or not of CCC as a unitary, although I do know that MK are opposed.

However, if they do get it, we need to seriously think about the councillors that would sit on it. Personally, I have very little faith in many of the existing ones, who I wish would read a little more and spout uninformed reactions a little less.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are any of you members of the constitutional convention? Perhaps you could get an opinion from them as to what they are doing and what they think best for Kernow.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fulup le Breton wrote:
Are any of you members of the constitutional convention? Perhaps you could get an opinion from them as to what they are doing and what they think best for Kernow.


It would be good if some of their members could comment on here. Latest news on the Kernow Assembly website was 6th February 2007.

http://www.cornishassembly.org/index.htm

http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?kernow2&1
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Power Inquiry: http://www.makeitanissue.org.uk/

Dear Friends

In his first statement to Parliament earlier this week, Gordon Brown put forward a series of unprecedented proposals for creating fairer, and potentially more democratic, constitutional arrangements for the UK . Drawing from reports made by the Power Inquiry and other reform groups, the PM announced sweeping plans to reshape the power relationships within the state and between citizens and the state. In doing so, we believe, Brown has ushered in a remarkable constitutional moment.

The challenge we all face is to make this a democratic constitutional moment owned and nurtured by the people, rather than a narrow political class. This was the motivation behind the ‘fellow citizens’ statement the Power Inquiry launched two weeks ago. We wanted to demonstrate the strength and breadth of feeling in this country for constitutional change that happens – crucially – with the direct involvement of citizens. Brown seems to have acknowledged our efforts, especially in his announcement that the government will conduct hearings across the country on a Bill of Rights and a written constitution, asserting to the House that ‘it is right to involve the public in a sustained debate’.

The Prime Minister has given constitutional reformers cause for celebration, but we must not allow ourselves to think ‘job done’. We must keep up the pressure on the government and we must continue to gather together a broad coalition of support for our aims. If you haven’t yet put your name to our statement, please do today. If you have signed, please keep coming to www.makeitanissue.org.uk and participating in our discussions and debates.

Together we have proved we are powerful

Thank you for your efforts so far and best wishes,

Helena Kennedy QC

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The POWER Inquiry


In full: Brown on constitution: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6266526.stm


Surely the Constitutional Convention and CSP should try to provide input on this subject. A bit of networking with groups like the Power Inquiry wouldn't go a miss.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack Straw, Secretary of State for Justice, will take questions on constitutional reform and improving democracy in a live webchat on Thursday 12 July at 10:30 BST. Log in to post your question: http://www.webchat.pm.gov.uk/index.asp?webchatID=48
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I see that Bert Biscoe voted against the unitary authority which leaves me a little confused as I thought the Convention supported the bid.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, yes, I spoke to him back in December when he was for it.

And if he's dropped the candle with all of his inside understandings of the workings of C. Hall then it must be bag of b*****cks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's all this then?: http://www.cornishdemocrat.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started a debate on Cornish devolution here: http://www.european-citizens-consultations.eu/uk/debate/2022 If anybody wants to contribute.
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