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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Two More! Reply with quote

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to (1) reject Cornwall County Council's bid for unitary status; (2) affirm his support for the principle that political power should be exercised by democratically elected representatives at the most local competent level of government; and (3) introduce legislation to replace Cornwall County Council with a Cornish Assembly, which shall exercise (i) such residual powers as may not be devolved beneficially to lower tiers of government, and (ii) additional strategic powers devolved from central government, including those currently exercised by the South West Regional Assembly and other unelected quangos.


We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to undertake to examine fully the unique constitutional position of Cornwall, in line with his recent statement on reform of the British Constitution. We welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to building trust in democracy and to empowering citizens and communities. We firmly believe the constitutional case for Cornwall provides strong arguments for a greater degree of Cornish devolution. This has as yet never been acknowledged. On this basis we would urge a thorough investigation of the distinctive constitutional status of Cornwall.

The Cornish Democrat
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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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