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Politicians speak out against Devonwall

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

Wales - Painting Found In Swansea Museum Storeroom Is £3m Masterpiece

A painting found in a storeroom of Swansea Musuem (Welsh: Amgueddfa Abertawe) has turned out to be a 17th Century Flemish masterpiece worth about £3m. Thought to have been owned by the Museum for about 150 years it had been catalogued as the work of an unknown artist. Now it has been dated to between 1619 and 1622 and identified as the work of Flemish artist Jacob Jordaens (19 May 1593 – 18 October 1678). The painting is a preparatory oil study for Atalanta & Meleager, which now hangs in the Prado Museum in Madrid.

Eddie Forbes Climo 1947 – 2016

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

It is with great sorrow that we record that Eddie Forbes Climo passed away last Saturday. Eddie, christened Hedley after his father, was the first son of Hedley Climo of Bodmin and Isobel (Sybil) of Thurso in Scotland. Eddie taught himself Welsh while studying in Wales and later on Scottish Gaelic. Later in life he went on to teach himself Cornish. It was obvious from some of his publications that he knew something of other languages.

He had two sons, Seoras and Charlie, who for a while were raised bilingually with Gaelic.

Campaign against a Devonwall Cross Border Constituency - update and news

News From Kernow Matters To Us:

The campaign against the unlawful imposition of a cross-border Westminster parliamentary constituency on Cornwall continues.

Please may we invite you to write to your elected representatives expressing your opposition to this outrage.

Cornwall - Campaign Against 'Devonwall' Continues

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

In its ongoing campaign to call the proposals of the Boundary Commission to account wherein a cross-border constituency known as 'Devonwall' has been proposed, ‘Kernow Matters’ has sent the following letter to the Prime Minister, Government Ministers and Cornwall's MPs with additional copies sent to the Party Leaders of all opposition parties in the Westminster Parliament as well as to selected members of the House of Lords seeking their assistance in doing all they can to obstruct the threat to Cornwall's ancient border.

Family of Welsh Airman Who Died in WW1 Meets Relative Of Germany's Red Baron

Capt Tom Rees, from Brecon, Wales (Welsh: Aberhonddu, Cymru), died aged 21 on 17 September 1916 in an air battle with Germany's Red Baron pilot Manfred von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918) . On that day 100 years ago, Tom Rees was the observer in a plane with a pilot, Lionel Morris when they were intercepted over northern France by German fighters. They were some of the first victims of the famous German WW1 pilot who went on to have 80 aerial combat victories credited to him before he was killed in 1918.

What about the promises made to the people of Cornwall?

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

On Wednesday 11th May, 2016, Boris Johnson MP came to Cornwall. He arrived in Truro on a large coach emblazoned with the words: 

‘We send the EU £350 million a week – let’s fund our NHS instead’.

Whilst waving a pasty around, Boris Johnson MP promised £350 million pounds a week would indeed go to the NHS.

That's £18.2 Billion a year.

Government Minister's arrogant response causes even more anger in Cornwall!

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Devonwall Cross Border Constituency - An Update

Recently, Cornwall Councillor Dick Cole wrote to Chris Skidmore MP who is the Government Minister for the Constitution. The reply back was shocking, indeed some would say insulting. Our Secretary has written to him in no uncertain terms asking him to withdraw his comments by the end of the month.

Keep Cornwall Whole - No 'Devonwall'

News from Kernow Matters To Us:


One of our steering group members, Tony Leamon, has released the following letter to the local press and media. It has also been sent for the attention of Sam Hartley at the Boundaries Commission, an unelected Civil Servant who apparently feels that in publicly declaring 'Devonwall' as being inevitable, has completely ignored the wishes of our people, our Cornwall Council and elected Councillors, our Cornish Gorsedh as well as over ruled our elected MPs, Parliament, House of Lords and democratic process. 

Wylfa Nuclear Developer Angers Welsh Language Campaigners

News from the Celtic League:

The firm vying to develop a new nuclear plant at Wylfa on Anglesey has angered Welsh Language campaigners (link):…/anglesey-nuclear-plant-develop…


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