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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: Loic Rich's defection Reply with quote


It's all happening in Cornwall. First we have Cllr Jan Powell defects from the Conservatives to the Lib Dems. Now Cllr Loic Rich has defected from Mebyon Kernow, a Cornish nationalist grouping, to the Conservatives.

Cllr Rich says:

"I found it very frustrating being in a party that, along with the opposition parties, seemed to be in deliberate denial of the UK's economic and social needs."

When I was on holiday on Polzeath in January I was asked if I had come from England which rather brought home the strength of Cornish identity.

Welcome aboard to Cllr Rich.

When we have an English Parliament, Cornwall will vote to decide who represents them on it. That, and following the subsequent debates, may give them more of a sense of connection to the rest of England.

Hopefully this defection will go some way to calming the tense political situation in Cornwall.

We must be sure that Cllr Rich has renounced violence and has but his pasties 'beyond use', in a manner accountable to an independent body.

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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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