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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: Passive civil disobedience Reply with quote

Passive civil disobedience has been quite common in Wales over recent years.
When the Welsh were denied a 'Welsh' tick box in previous census, many refused to fill the form out and they were gathered together and placed into a coffin which was publicly paraded and then disposed of. More recently, a Plaid Cymru Assembly Member has publicly told the BBC that he will withold part of his TV Licence because of the non-recognition of Wales in many BBC programmes. (A good stunt but impossible really - either you pay and have a TV licence or you don't buy one) Now many have joined him according to sources in the Celtic League and have refused to buy a TV Licence although continue to watch TV.

In Kernow, the Celtic League and CSP have made it perfectly clear that they will not complete the next Census in 2011 unless there is a 'Cornish' tick box and will be quite prepared to face the consequences. Indeed, some members have never completed any form of Censusand no action has been taken other than threats. Members of An Kesunayans Keltek Scoren Kernewek and Seneth an Stenegow Kernow have attended every Census 'workshop' and meeting and publicly informed the Office for National Statistics as much and also in written communication.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to methods of passive disobedience ? What about the TV licence issue ? Should we withold part of our Council Tax (easily done) and why ? We are open to suggestions please.

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