In recent days a new petition has been set up concerning Cornwall. https://www.change.org/p/bbc-cornwall-should-be-named-by-the-news-weather-when-the-scots-irish-welsh-english-are?source_location=minibar concerns BBC weather forecasts and asks for Cornwall to be refered to as Cornwall and not the present “South-West” that it is refered to as. Cornwall is part of the South-West region of the UK and will probably be refered to as such no matter what any Cornish person asks for. Saying the word Cornwall is a very very hard and naughty thing for any member of the BBC or Government to do.
Another petition wa started over a year ago asking:
“Give Cornish language and culture the equal status, recognition, respect and prominence in public service broadcasting that it deserves.
We believe the Cornish should have equal status with the other indigenous languages and cultures of Britain.
We want BBC Kernow | Cornwall to sit in it’s rightful place alongside BBC Cymru and BBC Alba on the iPlayer.
We want appropriate commissioning and editorial processes to be established within the remit of the BBC Royal Charter from 2017 to develop and grow Cornish language and cultural programming.”
That petition hasn’t been doing so well.
Considering that the Cornish were are now supposed to be treated the same ways as the Welsh and Scottish are treated, is any of this too much to ask? The Government says that the Cornish weren’t added to the FCPNM partly because the Government felt that the Cornish weren’t discriminated against in any way and were treated equally with the Welsh and Scottish. But this comes from the same Government that fined people for calling themselves Cornish on the census before the Cornish were added to the FCPNM, I didn’t know they did that in Wales or Scotland.