A demonstration of national equality was presented to the world when the Cornish white cross flag of the Celtic Saint Piran flew beside those of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on board “The Gloriana” the brand new royal rowbarge which led the procession of hundreds of boats and ships on the Thames paying tribute to H.M. The Queen on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 3rd June 2012. At least somebody realised that there is no point in knocking the great out of Great Britain by hiding Cornish economic history.
The symbol of Cornwall on equal terms with the flags of the historic nations of the United Kingdom should raise questions regarding the officially unrecognised constitutional role of the Cornish nation as a source of income for the Heir to the Throne, the Duke of Cornwall, by three charters of 1337/8. Confirmation of this official source is to be found on pages 124/5* of the Nomination Document which was accepted by UNESCO as satisfying the NARA Authenticity Test for an award of World Heritage status for Cornish mining in 2006. The Cornish flag is independently prominent on page 44* of this document, with the caption: “a symbol of the global diaspora of people of Cornish descent”.
Your comments would be welcome and your assistance greatly appreciated in pressing the British government to confirm that Cornish economic history does not prevent official recognition of the Cornish as a British nation with its own cultural heritage and language. We believe that the British constitution does not deny the right of the indigenous Cornish to exist officially and to benefit from the constitutional principle of equality before the law in the inter-British relationships between the constituent nations of the United Kingdom.
Colin Murley, Save Cornwall, Camborne, Kernow. Contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org
10th June 2012
See article:- “Exemptions from Democracy” http://tinyurl.com/13th-dreckly-edition
*On-line at www.cornish-mining.org.uk
- For pages 124/5 go to section 3b
- For page 44 go to section 2.