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A message from Dr Merv Davey, Grand Bard - Don’t deny us our global Celtic identity

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We are grateful to 'Cornish Stuff' for covering the Grand Bard's important announcement. We stand firmly behind his every word.

Don’t deny us our global Celtic identity says Grand Bard of Cornwall

General Election and the long grass for 'Devonwall'?

Redruth

18 April 2017

In a clever move, Mrs May has called a General Election. Although following Cornwall's own elections on 4th May, 2017, the electorate in the Duchy are likely to be 'electioned out', in one swoop, Mrs May will look to increase her majority in the Westminster Parliament and in so doing, give her greater ability and mandate to deal with those 'rebellious Scots' and to effect whatever deal she chooses over Brexit taking advantage of the lack of any determined opposition.

However, there may be a little silver lining to the large blue cloud!

Kernow Matters To Us (KMTU) meeting with police

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At the suggestion of the police, two members of the KMTU steering group, met with two representatives of the Devon & Cornwall force from 7.30pm Friday 7th April, 2017 in the organisation's meeting room in Redruth.

The main topic of discussion was racist and hate comments directed at members of the Cornish National Minority.

Cornwall Council issues damning criticism of UK Government

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Cornwall Council issues damning criticism of UK Government

Following the Council of Europe's recent highly critical report detailing the Westminster Government's poor treatment of the Cornish National Minority which made headlines not only in Britain but further afield including amongst the overseas Cornish diaspora, Cornwall's unitary government, Cornwall Council has now written an open letter to Westminster Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Right Honourable Sajid Javid MP.

KMTU News circular - National Trust; National Minority Report; Westminster; and more

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A gowetha
National Trust actions at Levant
Following on from National Trust vandalism at Levant which resulted in direct action by unknown individuals, we are pleased to report that five representatives of several groups met with the National Trust officials at Levant with the following results:

PARKING CHARGES (Levant & Botallack): They're not giving way on this. HOWEVER, they admitted that they'll be employing no one to monitor or enforce.

Cornwall: Latest 'Devonwall' official petition and other news

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No to a cross-Tamar “Devonwall” parliamentary constituency

A second petition to sign and share please

Link to petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/188271

Westminster ignores report on Cornish at its peril!

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Although it did not make many headlines, last week the recommendations of the Council of Europe's Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCPNM) was published.

The Cornish people were included in this Convention back in the spring of 2014 and the report has given us all an insight into what the Council of Europe makes of the Westminster’s treatment of the Cornish National Minority.

Cornwall: Advisory Committee On The Framework Convention For The Protection Of National Minorities

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ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

COUNCIL OF EUROPE*

Fourth Opinion on the United Kingdom - Strasbourg, 27 February 2017

International opinion on the UK Government's policies towards National Minorities including the Cornish.

GOLPERAN LOWEN! Happy Feast of St Piran! March 5th

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St Piran

with grateful thanks to CRAIG WEATHERHILL

St Piran is the third in a succession of patron saints of Cornwall, after St Petroc and St Michael the Archangel.  Originally, he was the patron saint of tinners.

Kernow Matters To Us (KMTU) contacts Council of Europe over Boundary Commission 'Devonwall' Proposal

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The Secretary of Kernow Matters To Us (KMTU) has written directly to the Council of Europe regarding the unelected Boundary Commission's 'Devonwall' proposals.  

This has been followed up by a telephone call made by the Chair of KMTU directly to the Council of Europe in order to ensure that the full gravity of the communication and of the Boundary Commission's proposals and the threat they pose to the Cornish National Minority are fully understood.

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