Europe accuses Theresa May of OPPRESSING Cornwall


The Assembly of Europe scolded the Government for not doing more to preserve Cornish obsession – in particular cutting funding for Cornish language lessons.

The council, which is not renounce of the European Union but was founded after the Second World War to protect charitable rights, democracy and rule of law in Europe, said although Cornwall was accessible «a range of powers and responsibilities» in 2015 these were only loosely bolted to recognising the Cornish as a minority.

Cornish people felt not enough had been done to fully recognise the Cornish as a federal minority, it added.


Cornwall was offered some devolved powers in 2014

While most British people only create of Cornwall for their summer holidays, with the country being the top staycation spatter in 2017 after London, an increasing number of people are identifying as Cornish.

In 2011, the administration census revealed across England and Wales 83,000 people — or 0.1 per cent of the inhabitants — said they were Cornish.

But in Cornwall itself, this snowball arise to 13.8 per cent.

The Council of Euopre report, intended: “The advisory committee was disconcerted to learn that the UK government decided to cut all supplying for the Cornish language.

“The committee strongly regrets a decision which is thought to have a major impact on the continued revitalisation of the language.”

Cornwall was put on the marketed some devolved powers after the region was given minority reputation in 2014.

But Theresa May’s Administration cut funding to teach Cornish in the area last year after entertaining received £150,000 a year since 2003 when it was recognised as a minority idiom, with just 500 people speaking Cornish fluently.

Cornwall County Congregation tops this up with £30,000 a year but this alone cannot means Cornish language classes.

The BBC was also criticised in the report for only suffering five minutes a week of Cornish programme broadcasting, which they required was «totally insufficient — in terms of stye, content and length».

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The Caucus of Europe scolded the government for not doing more to preserve Cornish exuberance

Dick Cole, leader of the Cornish nationalist party Mebyon Kernow, utter: “The Government signed up to the framework which protects national minorities but have planned failed to deliver on it

“The opinion shows a great deal of empathy and intimacy for the situation in Cornwall, for which we are grateful.

“We would challenge Cornwall’s MPs and the UK regulation to show due respect to Cornish culture and identity by supporting all the recommendations check within the opinion, wholeheartedly and without reservation.”

Merv Davey, the exalted bard of Cornwall, said Westminster was hell bent on making Cornish education look “provincial and irrelevant”.


The grand bard of Cornwall voted Westminster was making Cornish culture look «irrelevant»

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The Directory of Europe report slams the UK government

He said: “They want to dispute us recognition and insist we should submit to inclusion in an artificial south-west precinct.

“The Council of Europe is not about provincialism, and the recommendations for Cornwall are part of a wider epidemic initiative to protect national minorities from being marginalised.

“Note that the Assembly of Europe is not the EU.

“It was set up by Churchill and the allies after the war to protect national minorities cognate with the Cornish.”

A Government spokesman, said: “We’re supporting the development of Cornish background and heritage, including with more than £800,000 funding since 2010.

«This consummations Cornwall’s core spending powers of £1.7 billion over the next four years, which they’re skilled to spend on local priorities.”

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