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Devonwall and the Cornish Stannary Parlament

Monday, November 14, 2016 17:31
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 Those that know about Devonwall probably wonder why the Cornish are making a fuss about it, nothing wrong with one county sharing MPs with another. Trouble is, unlike other counties in the UK that say they’re special, Cornwall is one the 6 Celtic nations. Why not have Scotland and Wales sharing MPs with England? Cornwall is originally a Celtic nation, Devonwall combines a Celtic nation with an English county. We know where Devonwall is heading, we know the tricks. Cornwall can be ignored, its already part of the South-West region, people don’t know the tip of it is Celtic.Oh wait its not Celtic, the native Celts just happen to still live there. The creation of the Unitary Authority Cornwall Council in 2009, which replaced the district councils, created to save money, which it still yet has to do, it appears in this case fewer councillors equates to less opposition. Devonwall will have the same effect for Cornwall. Goodbye Celts.


Then we come onto the confusing story of the Stannary Parlaments of Cornwall and Devon. The difference between the two is that it is the Duke of Cornwall that appoints the Lord Warden of the Stannaries in Cornwall. Created to give the tin miners powers to mine for tin, the tin mines paid the Duke of Cornwall for the running of the Cornish Stannary Parlament. The last standing of the Cornish Stannary Parlament was in 1752 and apparently the Stannaries Abolition Act 1896 transfered their powers to the county authorities. In 2007 it was confirmed “there are no valid Cornish stannary organisations in existance” and there “are no treaties that apply to Cornwall only”. But this raises the question: why does the Duke of Cornwall still appoint a Lord Warden of Stannaries when there is no Stannary and why does the tin industry still pay the Duke for the privileges of mining? The powers of the Stannary Parlament can only be dreamed of as the Stannaries apparently do not exist but it is said that the Stannaries would have the power to veto Westminster decisions.



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