Two things to do today for Cornwall
Posted: December 1, 2013 in council of europe, devolution, national minority, petition of 50000
Two things to do that won’t take more than 5 minutes! How could you possibly not bother.
1) Petitioning The UK Prime Minister and Cabinet to create a Cornish Assembly.
Sign this petition – Create a Cornish Assembly – and then circulate it to everyone you know.
A law-making Assembly for Cornwall
Cornwall is an historic nation with its own identity, culture, traditions and language. We believe the people of Cornwall have the same democratic right to self-determination as the residents of Scotland and Wales.
In 2001, over 50,000 individual declarations calling for a Cornish Assembly were presented to 10 Downing Street. But the Government, which had delivered devolution settlements to Scotland and Wales, ignored the declarations and refused to consider demands for greater powers for Cornwall.
Cornwall deserves better.
It is our view that the unequal constitutional relationship between the various nations and regions of the UK need to be addressed. And we believe that this should include meaningful devolution to Cornwall. We call on central government to work with the people of Cornwall to formulate a detailed proposal for a law-making Cornish Assembly, which can then be put to the electorate in a binding referendum.
Call for Cornish National Minority Status.
2) This is inspired by a mail received from the Cornish branch of the Celtic League: As a result of our many communications, at 3:46 p.m. today, Monday 25th November, 2013, Stephen Gilbert MP asked Westminster Government Ministers when the Cornish, with their own language, identity and culture, will be included in the Council of Europe’s framework convention for the protection of national minorities (FCNM). We have thanked him and this forms but part of our ongoing Campaign! Please continue to email your representatives be they MPs, MEPs, Lords or Councillors with this simple message and encourage anyone who cares about Cornwall and her people to join us and to do the same!: “I support the call for the British Government to allow the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities to be applied to the Cornish people.” Your MP and other elected representatives can be emailed free from here: https://www.writetothem.com/
Read more on the Cornish national minority here: The 2nd Cornish Minority Report prepared for the UK government and the Council of Europe’s secretariat for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.