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Letter published in West Briton causes a stir!

A letter published in the most recent issue has caused a storm of protest and our social media accounts went into meltdown!

In just over an hour, the Facebook sites administered by KM received well over 20,000 views and drew hundreds of comments and shares. These numbers continue to grow and many are writing that they will not be buying the West Briton newspaper as a result.

In the letter which the West Briton headlined 'The People of Cornwall are English', a recent incomer from Essex who purchased a home in Truro wrote the following:

Devolution for Cornwall

Devolution for Cornwall

Following a number of enquiries, Cornwall Council's information on devolution to Cornwall can be found here:

Selina Cooper – Cornish suffragette, first woman to represent the independent Labour Party, pacifist and rights campaigner

Selina Cooper was born in Callington, Cornwall in 1864, the daughter of Charles Combe and Jane Combe. Selina's father was a labourer and died of typhoid fever when she was 12 whilst he was working away from home. Her mother was left penniless, and as there was little work in Cornwall she decided to take her two youngest children, Selina and Alfred, north with her, to get work in the textiles mills. Her two elder sons, Richard and Charles, were already there. She settled in Barnoldswick in 1876.

Cornish Tick Box On Census Form


Cornwall Council, Mebyon Kernow - the Party for Cornwall and now, Derek Thomas Conservative MP for St Ives (& West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly!) are rightly calling for a Cornish tick box on the next census form! 

This will then further comply with the incorporation of the Cornish people into the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Do tick the box to say YES on Derek Thomas's website and if you are able, his Facebook site and let's drive the message home!

A new year and a new location for Kan Rag Kernow (Song for Cornwall)

A new year and a new location for Kan Rag Kernow (Song for Cornwall)

The event was held at the Hotel Lowenac in Camborne for the first time and the move was a success with an excellent atmosphere on the evening.

Four groups took part in the competition – unfortunately a fifth could not make it – the Aggie Boys’ Choir.

Keep the Sunrise cancer treatment centre staff in Cornwall

Keep the Sunrise cancer treatment centre staff in Cornwall

With one voice, a firm NO to this theft of what is rightfully ours!

Cornish people raised huge sums of money to create this wonderful facility for the people of Cornwall. Many gave freely of their time and money.

Now the fight is on to keep its staff in Cornwall and to prevent it being taken away from us by NHS 'England'!

KMTU is joining the campaign launched by Laurence Reed and BBC Radio Cornwall!

A song for Cornwall - Cornwall Council given Private Eye magazine award - the Petition - National Trust commits criminal damage...again!

Kan rag Kernow - A Song for Cornwall

Friday 19th January, 2018 at 8 PM - 11 PM

Lowenac Hotel, Basset Road, Camborne, Cornwall  TR14 8SL

Kernow Pan Celtic aims to promote Cornish language and culture, principally through participation in the Pan Celtic festival held annually in Ireland.

This event is to choose a song to enter into the Pan Celtic Song Competition at that Festival. All songs are performed in Cornish.

Hard Hitting and Truthful Letter Sent to Sarah Newton MP Concerning NHS in Kernow

Anger continues to grow in our beloved homeland at so many things and more and more patriots are speaking out despite legal threats.

We have been copied in on an open and hard hitting but truthful letter sent by our very close friends to Sarah Newton MP regarding OUR NHS:


"Cornishness is for life, not just for St Piran's Day and 80 minutes at Twickenham!"

Dear Mrs Newton

The following headline has attracted our attention:

No - the Cornish language is NOT dead!

"The Cornish Language is Dead" is something anti-Cornish bigots often say. Instead there is a growing group of speakers, so why does this lie get repeated? In part it is due to what we call "Twistory" or the way the English Authorities twist our history to erase our unique language and culture. 

Three times the English Authorities have raided and burned our archives, destroying our Cornish voice, and yet we are still here. They tried to wipe out the Cornish language, and yet it survives. One myth that has caused confusion is that of Dolly Pentreath. 

New Year's Honours knighthood for Cornishman Professor John Curtice who predicted the 2017 election result

He stunned the nation with exit poll that accurately stated Theresa May would lose her Commons majority

Sir John Curtice, born in St Austell and educated in Truro, was regarded by some as a winner of election night when he stunned the nation by foreseeing that Theresa May would lose her Commons majority – despite the Tories wielding a significant lead over Labour in the polls at the start of the campaign.


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