The Spirit of Christmas

Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2012 12:08:07 -0500
Subject: Michel Chossudovsky: The Spirit of Christmas – George W. Bush and Tony Blair banned from the Birthplace of Jesus Christ

The Spirit of Christmas: George W. Bush and Tony Blair banned from the Birthplace of Jesus Christ

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky   Global Research, December 24, 2012

War criminals George W. Bush and Tony Blair were banned for life in April 2003 from the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, widely believed to be the birth-place of Jesus Christ. The ban was announced at the height of the illegal US-allied bombing and invasion of Iraq.

Below are the original 2003 press reports pertaining to that decision as well as a subsequent introductory note published by Global Research in December 2006.

“The Bethlehem sanctuary issued a ringing reprisal Sunday [April 2003] of the coalition attack, going as far as barring US President George W. Bush, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and UK Foreign Minister Jack Straw from entering church grounds, due to their “aggressive war on Iraq.”

“The priest in the Church of the Nativity has every right to ban Bush and his supporters since they have marred the teachings of Christ. Their entry into the church will tarnish it as [Bush’s] hands are covered in the blood of the innocent,” Karmash told The Jordan Times.

The local priest went on to say that he felt the punishment was not enough. “We need a tougher one to eradicate evil at its very root,” he exclaimed.

The Nativity Church’s parishioner, Father Panaritius, said during a rally organised Sunday by the Greek Orthodox community in Bethlehem that Bush, Rumsfeld, Blair and Straw are “war criminals and children killers that will be banned from entering the church forever!”
This ban should now be extended to a number of other Western leaders including President Barack Obama, who in the course of their mandate have waged illegal and criminal wars on the people of Libya and Syria.
In recent developments, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal has found former United States president George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair guilty of “crimes against peace”.

“The five panel tribunal unanimously decided that Bush and Blair had committed genocide and crimes against peace and humanity when they invaded Iraq in 2003 in blatant violation of international law.”

The indictment was based on testimonies presented to the Tribunal as well the findings and report of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC)
May the Spirit of Christmas prevail in criminalizing war and bringing the war criminals to justice

Michel Chossudovsky,
Member of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission,
Global Research, December 24, 2012

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Cornwall was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2006 for advances in mining expertise under the Stannary system and a self-propelled vehicle to kick start the industrial revolution.  Trevithick’s revolutionary invention of high pressure steam has been acclaimed by a technological expert as: “Trevithick made the creative leap from a well developed frame of reference to another”.  (“Computer Power and Human Reason”, J.Weizenbaum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Penguin, 1984).  The horse and carriage became a thing of the past.  Trevithick overcame social conditioning and his world heritage invention became the property of humanity.  He could not have visualised the future of self-propulsion.  

Over two hundred years later the world has a people’s car (Volks Wagen) for everyone on a network of highways world wide.    Self-propulsion led to a further discovery.  It was an absolute necessity that the same set of highway rules were applied equally to the owner of a Rolls Royce as for the owner of a Mini.   In terms of the highway, the revolutionary ‘equality before the law’ became compulsory.    Still, to express your independence you can obtain a licence to drive, or ‘self-motivate’ to make contact with anyone in the world and to go to places you’ve never previously heard of.   Ultimately, the Highway Code ensures that each individual is responsible for the safety of all other road users.

The revolutionary concept of equality has been taken beyond the highway to encompass every field of human endeavour in harmony with Quantum discoveries.    As in the case of a self-propelled vehicle, this discovery involves: “a creative leap from a well developed frame of reference to another frame of reference”.   The discovery of a Quantum Universe has been described as being of “staggering implications”.  The implications of the new frame of reference begin with the accepting that a brand new car won’t get that far.

The new vehicle of scientific research knows no boundaries. The implications of the Quantum revolution have entered everyday life requiring each individual to consider his or her relationship with the universal laws created long before mankind, politics, religion and conflicting man made laws came into existence.  

Scientists, in particular David Bohm, (‘The Undivided Universe’, Routledge, 1993), postulated a holographic universe of an implicate order with the whole reflected in all of its parts.  Physicist Professor J.S. Bell’s theorem of 1964 was tested and verified scientifically in 1982 by Alain Aspect and many others.  Quantum physics has revealed the possibility of interaction between conscious mental activity and the physical world and revealed a natural law of equality on the universal highway.  

Physicist Paul Davies summarised the position as quoted from: “The Basic Fundamental law of Nature, The Law of One”:-

“The Universe is not a collection of objects, but is an inseparable web of vibrating patterns in which no one component has reality independently from the entirety. Included in the entirety is the observer.”

A new World Heritage of, for and by humanity is under construction comprising a holographic or interconnected universal highway.  It is considered possible that each individual will develop the potential to access the global consciousness and engage in mutual contact through one’s evolving personal DNA network while travelling, or self-motivating, along the path of life.   The quantum super Highway Code is simple: “Respect all Life”.   

Within this new “frame of reference” everyone would be in the service of every other user on this Quantum super highway and accepted as a fellow human being under a code similar to that to which the medical profession is devoted.  It is contended that a fully interconnected humanity would have the ability to render obsolete ‘road rage’, whether of the nuclear, conventional or personal variety.

© Save Cornwall –  Colin Murley: “The Quantum Revolution”  (1)  1st October 2012  

Much more information is available on the world wide web:-    

Research of the 90% “Junk” DNA?

“The Star Children” by Mary Rodwell

 The Holographic Universe – Gaian Xaos

 Quantum Reality – The Tao of Physics

 Global Consciousness – Princeton University.

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Extracts form the GUARDIAN newspaper report under the title:


By Robert Booth ,Friday 31 August 2012

“A judgment issued last week by the deputy information commissioner, Graham Smith means the Cabinet Office has until 25 September to release the confidential internal manual. It details how the consent of “The Crown and The Duchy of Cornwall” is obtained before bills are passed into law and what criteria ministers apply before asking the royals to amend draft laws. If it fails to do so it could face high court action”.

“In Charles’s case, the little-known power stems from his role as the head of the £700m Duchy of Cornwall estate that provides his £17m-a-year private income”.

“The Cabinet Office said it was still deciding whether to challenge the ruling at the information tribunal”.

“The latest crack in the edifice of secrecy around Charles’s influence on public life came after a legal scholar, John Kirkhope, asked for Whitehall’s internal manuals on consulting the royals. He said “it was clearly in the public interest that citizens understand how laws are made and applied as well as the circumstances in which the Duchy of Cornwall is consulted”.

“Kirkhope was researching a university thesis about the legal status of the Duchy and wanted to know how ministers decided whether new laws affected the “hereditary revenues, personal property of the Duke [Charles] or other interests”.

“The Duchy of Cornwall interests often overlap with Charles’s own in areas such as town planning where past interventions in public debate have seen the prince accused of abusing his influence to distort the democratic process.

Kirkhope said evidence he had gathered suggested the process of seeking royal consent for draft bills was not a mere formality”.

“The correspondence indicates that the effect of the bills are explained to the royal household, including the Duchy of Cornwall, discussions ensue and if necessary changes are made to proposed legislation,” he said. “Departments of state have fought to avoid releasing correspondence which gives some hint of how the process works and the Cabinet Office has resisted releasing details of the guidance which determines whether the prince as Duke of Cornwall is consulted in the first place”. 

“As a citizen of the this country I have proper interest in ensuring the process by which laws are made should be transparent and that those who are given special privileges should be accountable. That is demonstrably not the case with regard to the Duchy of Cornwall.”

End of Guardian Quote.


What is the reverse side of the royal coin?

The other side of the royal coin is the Duchy of Cornwall third Charter of 3rd January 1338. (Details on site)

The authority for the royal veto powers over legislation can be attributed to this Charter which gave dictatorial powers to the Duke of Cornwall to use whatever means deemed necessary to procure an income for himself from within Cornwall.  

Essentially, this was the result of the refusal by the English population, and their Members of Parliament, to collect and pay taxation themselves for the upkeep of the Heir to the Throne.

In the fourteenth century it was considered commendable for the English national majority to seek to assert racial advantage over the indigenous Cornish speaking national minority.

Clearly, the income was invested outside Cornwall as is still the case and also currently applies to the Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund.

The present law does not comply with the international principle of equality before the law.

Consequently, it is a long overdue duty of our democratic representatives to bring an end to the abuses exposed in the exercise of direct, and indirect for and on behalf of, royal power, by abolishing the Duchy of Cornwall charters and prevent the untenable claim to a private estate being used euphemistically to keep the unpalatable history of Cornwall a state secret.

© Save Cornwall –  3rd September 2012

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The Survival of the Olympic Spirit

Congratulations to Team GB and all 2012 Olympic winners on a wonderful demonstration of the Olympic Spirit of peaceful competition open to all and inclusive of the many shades of human political, religious, cultural and national differences.  Let us sincerely hope that the success of  ‘Team GB’ will act as an example for our GB politicians to champion ‘The Survival of the Olympic Spirit’ by going that extra mile to win the world record as peace-keepers.   Humanity itself will be the loser if any race to war against differences becomes the legacy of 2012.

P.S. If you agree, please forward to your contacts.

Colin Murley, Save Cornwall, Camborne.  13th August 2012

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The Bill of Rights 1689, affirms:-

 Article 9.  “Freedom of Speech. – That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament”.

The Neuberger Report on Super-injunctions (para.6.6) 20th May 2011, explains:-

“….the plain meaning of Article 9 (of the Bill of Rights 1689), viewed against the historical background in which it was enacted, was to ensure that Members of Parliament were not subjected to any penalty, civil or criminal for what they said and  were able, contrary to the previous assertions of the Stuart monarchy, to discuss what they, as opposed to the monarch, chose to discuss.”

And at para. 9.  “Article 9 of the Bill of Rights recognises and enshrines a longstanding privilege of Parliament: freedom of speech and debate.   It is an absolute privilege and is of the highest constitutional importance”.

The Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege, para.39, First Report 1999. affirms:-

“The public interest in the freedom of speech in the proceedings, whether parliamentary or judicial, is of a high order”. 

As a result, some questions have been raised concerning the House of Commons Library letter of 16.6.97 to Andrew George M.P., re the Duchy of Cornwall, it reads:-

“Your assistant passed on a letter from a correspondent in Camborne asking the extent to which Members can ask questions, and seek information on, the Duchy of Cornwall. 

Questions are asked in Parliament about various aspects of the Duchy of Cornwall, usually to the Prime Minister.   Erskine May notes, for example, that there are restrictions on any question “which casts reflections upon the Sovereign or the royal family” (p.288), and there is a similar injunction in relation to speeches other than by way of a discussion based on a substantive motion” (p.379).”

The “Erskine May” opinion, as quoted above, and other “out of Parliament” opinions such as those of Lord Coke and Attorneys General to the Duchy of Cornwall, actually, it is contended,  constitute a threat to the integrity of Article 9 which specifically declares that freedom of speech: “ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament”.   The constitutional significance is particularly relevant when Article 9 is taken in its historical context with Article 1 of the Bill of Rights 1689, which asserts resistance to: “Suspending power”, as quoted in bold on page 3. 

In plain English, Article 9 of the Bill of Rights 1689, rejects ‘outside’ interference especially when it is of a royal flavour. 

In the final analysis, the Bill of Rights establishes the proper constitutional procedure for the separation of powers, since, the representatives of the pubic in achieving freedom of speech, Article 1 and other rights for Parliament, also established an inalienable public interest in Crown affairs.

‘Public interest’ should, consequently, displace “casts reflections” to secure answers to the following questions.

1.   When will the Duchy of Cornwall’s third Charter of 3rd January 1338, (Appendix to Rowe v. Brenton Trial at Bar 1828- 8B & C737 – Manning Edition) , be repealed?  Since, it enabled “the King’s writ” in Cornwall to procure a royal fortune through a monopoly of political power over Cornish minerals and cultural sites.

2.   Why is the Crown Estate, under section 3 (1) of the Crown Estate Act 1961 specifically required, unlike the Duchy of Cornwall, to: “exclude any element of monopoly value”, and under section 4, to provide “Grants for public or charitable purposes”, also, unlike the Duchy, the Crown Estate is not exempt from the Freedom of Information Act 2000, (as amended 2010, c.25, Sch.7) and: “has no holdings within the boundaries of Cornwall”. (Crown Estate letter dated 7th January 2005)?

3.   Why was the Celtic Tintagel awarded to the Duchy of Cornwall under its first Charter of 17th March 1337 and, although the text of this grant declared it to be “for ever”, (Published by HMSO as Statutes in Force, Constitutional Law, dated 1st February 1978), why was Tintagel secretly handed to English Heritage contrary to the conditions stipulated in the Duchy charter?

4.   Why does the Duke of Cornwall’s Charity No. 269183 prescribe that Benefit     from the proceeds of intestate estates in Cornwall is distributed in: ”the United Kingdom and elsewhere”, whereas the Duchy of Lancaster Charity No. 1026752 prescribes the distribution of Benefit, from the same source, to be the same area as that from which it is legally authorised to collect?

5.   How Could the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics present the industrial revolution without reference to steam, the driving force of that age? 

The Cornishman, “Trevithick, made the creative leap that combined the steam engine and the horse tramway into a single unified frame of reference”.  (‘Computer Power and Human Reason’ by Joseph Weizenbaum, Professor of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pelican Books, 1984).   The Reader’s Digest of Modern Knowledge, under ‘Man the Inventor’ makes reference to; “Trevithick, the Cornish engineer and pioneer of the successful high-pressure steam engine”. 

There is also an entry under ‘motor vehicles’ and, under ‘railways’, “The Cornish inventor Trevithick made the first locomotive in 1803”.   This is confirmed by the Encyclopaedia Britannica.   We can appreciate the British National Health Service and the World Wide Web but it is no fun and certainly no joke to witness, once again, the cheating to win against the civilised Celts who inhabited Britain long before the English sailed in from Europe to imitate the Roman Empire.

In answer to questions, the Duchy of Cornwall claims: “The Duchy is not itself subject to the Freedom of Information Act” as revealed in its letter dated 22nd February 2005 when refusing information on the date of, and reasons for, the transfer of Tintagel, Restormel and Launceston castles from the Duchy to English Heritage.

On 11th May 2011, (House of Lords Hansard column, WA214)  Lord Laird asked the following question:  “What is the constitutional position of the Duchy of Cornwall”.  to which the Minister of State, Lord McNally, responded: “The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate that funds the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry”.  

The provision of an income for the heir to the throne is clearly a constitutional function supported by the state in the form of the Duchy of Cornwall Management Act 1982 section 8, which reveals: “The Treasury shall have regard to the interests of both present and future Dukes of Cornwall”.   This appears to be in ‘interest’ intended to take priority over the public interest.

The Treasury on 26th July 2006, in response to the question by Mr C.F. Murley of Camborne: “What authority is there for describing the Duchy of Cornwall as a private estate”,  replied:  “It remains private because it has never been taken into public ownership by purchase, under statute or otherwise”.

Ultimately, Members of Parliament should be free to ask the question: “Why is the Duchy of Cornwall protected by the Treasury as a private and secret part of the British Constitution”?

Furthermore, the public will expect that the first Article of the Bill of Rights 1689 shares the same status of the highest constitutional importance as that attributed to Article 9, as quoted above.

Article 1 of the Bill of Rights 1689, reads;

“Suspending power – That the pretended power of suspending of laws or the execution of laws by regal authority without consent of Parliament is illegal”.

The Treasury assertion, quoted above, of: “a private estate because it is not in public ownership by purchase or statute” appears to indicate that: “the execution of regal authority without consent of Parliament” of Article 1 of the Bill of Rights 1689 was the rule applied in both the creation and the retention of the Duchy of Cornwall charters.

If the historical background of the Duchy of Cornwall is private on account of having not purchased land, cultural assets or mineral rights of the Cornish speaking people in 1337, or claimed these assets by statute, then the charters must have been made under the authority of the royal prerogative, or , to quote Article 1 of the Bill of Rights, by “regal authority without consent of Parliament”, which it proclaims, “is illegal”.

It is possible that many readers would prefer to avoid any reference to Article 1 of the Bill of Rights 1689 as being out of place and unjustified in the modern context.  However, a reminder of the Complete Oxford English Dictionary modern definition of democracy which exposes the current art of deception by political power.  It reads:

“Democracy;  From the Greek, People rule”  and, “A social state in which all have equal rights without hereditary or arbitrary differences of rank or privilege”.  “Society characterised by tolerance towards minorities”. 

In addition to the democratic deficit, the misuse of “private” to claim silence in the public interest, is contrary, it is contended,  to the principles of Article 9 of the Bill of Rights 1689, while, a private non-transparent Duchy has had the unjustifiable effect of locking away important aspects of Cornish history as a state secret. 

The official protection for the Duchy of Cornwall legacy has, it is suggested, had some impact in preventing the publication of a one-stop written British constitution designed to spell out, for the benefit of the public, the duties and responsibilities of people in power and people with power who have historically been free to self-regulate.  

The resulting current unwritten constitution appears to have the knock on effect of depriving the British public of the basic human right of equality before the law provided for the rest of the world at Article 7 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.  And, where there is no equality, there must be an explanation, or answer, as to why not.

If the Cornish are expected to deny their national identity, then, English people should do likewise.   Alternatively, English Heritage could be removed from Cornwall and a fully funded official Cornish Heritage established for Cornwall.   Now, that would be racial equality to overcome a state of political privileges granted without explanation.

After over three centuries the widely acclaimed attachment to the principles of the Bill of Rights 1689 and the democratic imperative of public interest, that is to say, there can be no democracy without deference to the public interest, should, at last, be applied on home territory to prevail over a legacy of retained feudal habits and lead to the abolition of state sponsored private racial discrimination against the Cornish national minority.

Discrimination, it is contended, has been facilitated by an unwritten constitution.   Discrimination is contrary to Articles 10 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights which cover: “Freedom of expression” and, “Prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of association with a national minority” etc. 

These provisions of the Human Rights Act should be incorporated into the policy making process to ensure the right of the individual to receive complete answers from all servants of the state, excepting only in matters of state security. 

 © Save Cornwall – Camborne – 1st August 2012.

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A report in BBC Books entitled “The Story of English” observed: “The Anglo-Saxon race war against the Celts preserved virtually no trace of the Celtic language in English”.  (By Robert McCrum et al, Faber and Faber, London, 1992). 

The war continues as a war of words in a constitutional context.

In an interview with the ‘West Briton’, Save Cornwall, when asked to comment on the Oxford University positive findings on the Celtic DNA of the Cornish, said; “This is a very competent study which confirms our position”.  Two days later in an interview with Pirate F.M., the comment was;    “We’ve been saying we are different and we have our own cultural heritage and we are the original indigenous people of Britain.  We deserved to be recognised as such but we are not.   It is a milestone in the sense that this is proof that the Cornish are also genetically distinct in their own way, of Celtic origin and not Anglo-Saxon as are the English”.

In January 2004 the United Nations produced a definition of “Indigenous Populations”,   (Ref:- PFH/2004/WS.1/3), stating:-   “Common ancestry with the original occupants”.  In the case of the Cornish the Oxford University DNA result proves that the Cornish existing today have a Common ancestry with the original occupants of Cornwall and therefore they qualify as an indigenous people with the right to be recognised as such.

“This”, concluded the United Nations, “preserves for these communities the sovereign right and power to decide who belongs to them, without external interference”.

Taking the origins of the Biblical message as the starting point in the evolution of the modern Gregorian calendar 2012 years ago, Britain was a British and Celtic island.    To avoid this fact Anglo-centric historians have created: “The Iron Age”  and:  “The Dark Ages” to avoid the use of: “The Pre-England Age”.   “The Roman Invasion of Britain” is given prominence but: “The Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain” is not. 

Since then, the war of words has revealed a politicised English history, compulsory in Cornish schools, inculcating pride in a succession of crusades against other nations. The process of selecting the right words to obtain public support for crusades has inevitably created a national sub-conscious catalogue of races deemed to be either superior or inferior depending on which side they were on.   

Ultimately, the claims of such concepts as “indigenous Celts” and “pre-England”  are placed on the side of the inferior category by over zealous state funded educationalists attempting by the astute use of words to back-date the appearance of the English in Britain to enhance racial pride. 

There is clearly an official policy of support for on-side English interests taking precedence over the other side British interests.  This is most evident in the third Duchy of Cornwall Charter of 3rd January 1338.   King Edward the third declared that his first born son had been created Duke of Cornwall to maintain himself:  “in a manner becoming the nobility of his race”.    

The Duchy of Cornwall charters are a prominent example of a DNA or racial qualification deemed necessary for the Duke of Cornwall, heir to the throne, to exercise the privilege of ruling over the Celtic Cornish by the monopoly power of: “the King’s Writ, Summons of Exchequer and do any other official act there”. (i.e. in Cornwall). 

The retention of the Duchy of Cornwall Charters arouses the suspicion that the English authorities are preoccupied with race or English DNA.   In addition to an English DNA requirement to hold the Duchy of Cornwall estates, this condition appears to have been extended to the world of inventions.  The English education system has demonstrated its preference for political decisions rather than academic impartiality as revealed in its false claim that the Englishman Stephenson and not the Cornishman Trevithick is accredited with the invention of the self-propelled steam locomotive.  This sort of politicised education is even more astonishing when it is noted that it disregards the Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Reader’s Digest, ‘Man the Inventor’ which properly accredit Trevithick as the man who modernised mobility.   This substitution exposes a political attempt to have the Cornish accept and respect English Anglo-Saxon DNA at the expense of denying their own Celtic DNA.

The constitutional function of the Duchy of Cornwall to provide an income for the heir to the throne has been subjected to a word revision.   It is now a ‘private’ estate which is protected from any liability by crown immunity and enjoys exemption from the Freedom of Information Acts.   Obviously, the selection of the word ‘private’ has created an unwritten: ‘Private British Constitution’ as a device to avoid transparency and prevent legitimate investigation into constitutional law relative to Cornwall and the Cornish.

The words chosen in 1337 for all three Duchy of Cornwall charters, therefore, bear no relationship to either the principles of democracy or of equality before the law.  A long overdue revised modernised text should be comparable with the objective constitutions found in Europe and America.   To include the Cornish people within the Duchy of Cornwall’s civic duties, the words of the Complete Oxford English Dictionary definition of democracy would be appropriate.    It reads:  “Democracy;  From the Greek, People rule”  and, “A social state in which all have equal rights without hereditary or arbitrary differences of rank or privilege”.  “Society characterised by tolerance towards minorities”. 

It would appear that: ‘democracy with equality before the law in a written public constitution’ has become a purely overseas export project.  This applies to the new Iraq constitution (agreed by the government of the UK)  which provides a guarantee of equality before the law.   At the very least this is a worth while ambition to achieve control over people in power which is not possible in the UK.  English people in power appear to rely solely on the political word ‘no’ to outvote the indigenous Cornish national minority by excluding them from the human rights provision of the Framework Convention for National Minorities for English racial advantage.

In other words, after twelve years of requests from Cornish organisations to be included in the Framework Convention, the official scene has been set to disregard the Oxford University British DNA proof of the indigenous status of the Cornish.   

More evidence requires a deeper look into Cornish history.  Is the evidence in support the privatisation of Cornish culture for the benefit of the English national majority ego to be found in an untouchable, unquotable and unwritten private constitutional law? 

We find that the Duchy of Cornwall is exposed as having no justification under human rights law to claim or exercise authority, based on an entry in its inaugural charter of 1337, to control the Celtic icon of Tintagel as if it were English property and handing it over to English Heritage without public consultation.  Clearly, it is a political act of wishful thinking to attempt to change the DNA of our Celtic ancestors with a racially motivated ‘private’ act. 

The DNA evidence confirms that Tintagel, whether fact or legend remains historically British and Celtic and not English heritage.  That is not all.  Words of deception abound.   Our central Cornish Mining World Heritage site, recognised by UNESCO in 2006, has been Anglicised to ‘Heartlands’.   Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, opened the historic mining site at Pool, near Redruth on 2nd July 2012, apparently having forgotten that he had received the official UNESCO document establishing Cornish Mining as World Heritage.   The absence of an official British Heritage can be independently understood as representing an Anglo-centric denial of a shared British history in a multicultural society.

There is a long history of Celtic national symbolism associated with Cornwall.  In the story of ‘Bewnans Ke’,  (The Life of Ke,  original written in Cornish c.1450), the Roman Emperor declares;  “There is a cause that has made me depressed, he is called Arthur the Cornishman”.    (Bewnans Ke, line 1658.  Edited by Thomas and Williams, National Library of Wales, 2007).

Modern civilisation accepts the word authenticity as a basic indispensible principle in identifying the essential characteristics in the dating process of historic peoples and their cultural works and sites.  In Europe, except the United Kingdom, the national decision making process of a state is constitutionally required to apply the principle of equality before the law or publicly explain the reason for its absence in each applicable case. 

Official current policy retains in force, in the original Latin words comprising the text of three racially motivated English feudal royal charters of 1337/8, for the Duke of Cornwall, when human rights and democracy were unknown and racism was the accepted cut and thrust of politics.  These grossly outdated Duchy of Cornwall charters grant only to a person of English DNA, the privilege and absolute power to claim intestate estates, minerals, treasure trove and cultural sites etc., in Cornwall under cover of crown immunity.   The records over centuries reveal the imposition of the English double taxation for ‘foreign’ produce made applicable to Cornish mineral production compared with the standard tax for Devon.  This was replaced in 1858 with extensive mineral rights in Cornwall and compensation for the Duchy in Cornwall.  The separate Duchy of Cornwall double taxation system for Cornwall confirms official English knowledge of the difference in nationality between the indigenous Cornish and the English settlers.  Even so, authenticity is abandoned when it comes to the Anglicisation or ridicule of matters associated with the indigenous Cornish, in particular, the Cornish Celtic identity, the Brythonic language and the DNA evidence.   

A war of words is adopted  rather than making a commitment to bring fourteenth century racial exploitation to a speedy conclusion.

The outdated racially motivated policies of the Duchy of Cornwall charters, predicated on the denial of the existence of a Cornish Celtic DNA, should be repealed. An independent public inquiry into the policies of the Duchy of Cornwall is long overdue.  Ideally, the terms of reference for any serious investigation of the powers and privileges of the Duchy of Cornwall would include the definition of the word Democracy in the Complete Oxford English Dictionary

© Save Cornwall – 3rd July 2012

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DNA continued

Western Morning News

Monday, June 18, 2012

The difference between Cornwall and Devon might boil down to something more fundamental than the crimp of a pasty, according to an intriguing new study of DNA.

Scientists have found that native Cornish people can lay claim to be genetically different from their counterparts across the Tamar.

The study, by researchers at Oxford University, has seen a genetic map of the British isles drawn up after the analysis of DNA variations in thousands of people living in rural areas.

It has been found that the Welsh can claim to be the most ancient of Britons and, along with the Cornish, are the most genetically distinct of all the groups on mainland Britain.

Colin Murley, a campaigner for Cornish independence said it was interesting news.

“Cornwall has always been different and has always been treated differently throughout history,” said Mr Murley, who runs the website

“What we have here is now proof that the Cornish are different.

“This is a very competent study which confirms our position,” said Mr Murley, who was formally a prominent member of the Cornish Stannary Parliament, the recently re-activated ancient governing body for the county’s tin mining community.

Peter Donnelly, professor of statistical science at Oxford University and director of the Wellcome Trust centre for human genetics, said the results were clear.

“The people of Wales and Cornwall are different from the rest of southern and central England.”

In the study, Professor Donnelly and his colleagues analysed the differences at 500,000 points in the DNA of 2,000 people.

Only people living in rural areas were included and all had to have had all four grandparents born in the same area.

The researchers also compared the genetic profiles of British populations with those of European groups, to get an idea of where the ancestors of modern Britons hailed from.

Professor Donnelly said there did however remain some uncertainty about why the Cornish and Welsh have retained such a distinct profile, similar to that found in the peoples of Ireland and France.

One possibility, he said, was that they are “relic” populations, tracing their ancestry back to the tribes that first moved into Europe and Britain as the ice receded.

Another theory is that the western parts of Britain were populated by migrants from the Atlantic coasts of France and Spain.

Although the study will make for interesting reading and possibly prompt some celebrations in Cornwall and Wales, the areas do not harbour the most genetically distinctive of all British people tested.

According to Professor Donnelly that claim is with the people of the Orkney Islands whose genes show them to be Scandinavian in origin, not surprising, given that the islands were controlled by the Vikings from AD875 to 1472.

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DNA shows Welsh and Cornish to be ‘purest’ Britons

Jonathan Leake, Science Editor Published: 17 June 2012

NATIVE Welsh people could lay claim to be the most ancient of Britons, according to scientists who have drawn up a genetic map of the British Isles. They studied variations in DNA taken from thousands of people living in rural areas. The aim was to work out where the ancestors of people in different regions came from — and how much they have intermingled over the centuries.

The results showed that the Welsh, followed by the Cornish, remain among the most genetically distinct of all the groups on mainland Britain. They carry more DNA that could date back to the tribes that colonised Britain after the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

“The people of Wales and Cornwall are different from the rest of southern and central England,” said Peter Donnelly, professor of statistical science at Oxford University and director of the Wellcome Trust centre for human genetics.

Donnelly and his colleagues, who will be describing their work at the Royal Society’s summer science exhibition, to be held in London on July 3-8, say there is some uncertainty about why the Cornish and Welsh have retained such a distinct profile, similar to that found in the peoples of Ireland and France. One possibility is that they are “relic” populations, tracing their ancestry back to the tribes that first moved into Europe and Britain as the ice receded.

Elsewhere, such peoples would since have been displaced or diluted by migrants.

Another is that the western parts of Britain were populated by migrants from the Atlantic coasts of France and Spain.

They are not, however, the most genetically distinctive of all British people tested. That claim lay with the people of the Orkneys, whose genes show them to be Scandinavian — as might be expected for islands that were controlled by Vikings from AD875 to 1472.

In the study Donnelly and his colleagues analysed the differences at 500,000 points in the DNA of 2,000 people. Only rural dwellers were included, and all had to have had all four grandparents born in the same area. The researchers also compared the genetic profiles of British populations with those of European groups, to get an idea of where the ancestors of modern Britons hailed from.

The Cornish and Welsh are likely to be delighted to have their identities confirmed — but the study could undermine similar claims by other regions.

The people of Norfolk, for example, have long claimed descent from the Iceni, the ancient tribe of which Boadicea is said to have been the warrior queen. However, Donnelly and the study leader, Professor Walter Bodmer, a leading Oxford geneticist, found that the people of East Anglia are genetically little different from those found across the south as far west as Dorset. Similarly, the DNA taken from Scots showed they had strong genetic similarities to the northern English.

Donnelly said people in southeast and central England had some DNA from the pre-Roman population of England but with additions from subsequent Anglo-Saxon and Danish Viking settlers. “The people of this region are a real genetic cocktail.”

Article in THE SUNDAY TIMES 17TH June 2012

Save Cornwall, Camborne, Kernow 17.06.2012

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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:-

10th June 2012          

See article:- “Exemptions from Democracy”

*On-line at

  • For pages 124/5 go to section 3b
  • For page 44 go to section 2.
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Cornish Flag on board Royal Rowbarge


On the river Thames  – 3rd June 2012 leading ships and boats in a tribute to

H M The Queen on the occasion of her Jubilee celebrations.

Does the inclusion of THE CORNISH FLAG OF ST PIRAN

mean official recognition of the Cornish as a national minority?

© Save Cornwall 5.6.2012

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