Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Recent comments about Cornwall

The Cornish National Party Mebyon Kernow is a party that has had some electoral success, it won more seats in the English Council elections last May than the ultra Brit party UKIP.

However, a blog search for MK on Google brings up many more supportive Welsh nationalist posts than posts from MK members themselves. Come on MK - you must be able to find one or two amongst your members who can post a weekly, if not a daily blog, in support of the good cause that is Cornish nationalism!

In the absence of positive posts here are a few negative ones:

The hypocrisy of the LibDems
This idea of Cornish nationalism seems to be a mild recurring theme on Rob's blog. So, one must ask the question: what the living fuck do the Cornish nationalists think being an independent country is going to achieve? If your industries are fucked, then they are fucked: being independent is not going to revitalise the economy. The tin mines, like the coal mines, closed because they were no longer competitive: this is a bummer but it is also the way of the world.

Devil's Kitchen at 9/08/2007 06:16:00 PM
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Interview With A Cornish Nationalist
I have been trying to get an objective view of Cornish nationalism and history and I have found it is quite a mire. I have read most of the authoritative Mebyon Kernow and Cornish Nationalism book as well as spent way too much time on-line and in the Wikis.

The Midcornwall Blog Thursday, 9 August 2007
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LIBERATING CORNWALL
Nationalist difficulties in the face of more prosperity .
Faced with the demonstrable improvements in life nationalism has a problem. A common argument is that Cornwall is at the bottom of every league and suffers from deliberate neglect and unfairness by the British government and only nationalist solutions can work. This nationalist argument is falling apart. More and more people here can see with their own eyes it is not true. Cornwall is doing well as a county of England. The economic grievance agenda is looking ludicrous and surreal

mudhook September 2nd, 2007
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1 comment:

alanindyfed said...

Cornish nationalists appear to lack the cohesion and focus of their northern Celtic cousins. In unity lies strength. At least they already have their Stannary Parliament. They need to establish more credibility and persistence in order to be taken seriously.