Since this is the first time I’ve wriiten an article on BIN I think it only courtesy that I provide some detail as to what my articles will be about, that is, the Duchy of Cornwall. Since we can’t rely on the states to provide accurate and useful history lessons, it falls onto the shoulders of bystanders to fill in the blanks.
Each country on the planet has its ignored and forgotten people. When some of these people happen to be part of a race who occupy a specific area of a country, this can be dangerous to the race. Such as it happening to the Cornish people, who occupy the South-West of the UK and who have been forced to apply for help from authority outside of the UK. When Welsh and Scottish people were added to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in 1998, the Cornish were deliberately left out of the FCNM. It took until 2014 for the Cornish people to be added to it, but even now, Cornish people are still disadvantaged. Put simply, Cornwall has no industry. The foundries and mines that Cornwall was once famous for, are gone, destroyed under “regeneration” schemes. The Cornish were forced to rely on tourism as the main industry but now it appears even that is under threat. Westminster insists on more housing being built year after year, housing which Cornish folk can’t afford, housing which destroys the reason tourists visit Cornwall. The Cornish are forced now to fight for their very survival, to fight for equality and fight for the right to live in their home. To those who may mock the Cornish and fail to understand why we do this, I tell you, it was through the injustice of Westminster that we forced to call ourselves Cornish. The Cornish and English have lived side by side for centuries, Cornwall was England and the Cornish were English. It has only through the neglect and indifference of Westminster that the native inhabitants of Cornwall have had to identify themselves. Cornwall will not be created in the image chosen by Westminster which has been the case in recent years, not when that image makes Cornwall a worse place. So if you haven’t heard of Cornwall or its problems, thats about to change. Cornwall does exist.