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Blog Posts with the Tag "cornish assembly"
Cornwall Council recently published an impact assessment on the so-called “devolution deal,” that was agreed between it and the UK Government in 2015. The document sets out what has happened over the last three years or so.
Published: 25th February 2019
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When the United Kingdom Government signed off the so-called Cornwall Devolution Deal in 2015, it claimed that it was "historic" and a “major step” in their commitment to “extend opportunity to every corner of our country.” The Prime Minister David Cameron said the deal would put power in the hands of local people and talked about the “fantastic potential that Cornwall holds.”
Published: 15th November 2016
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"I believe it is an important document. It clearly sets out how the devolution of significant political powers to Cornwall, and bringing the majority of the public sector under local democratic control, would be good for our local communities."
Published: 5th April 2016
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When I commented on Jeremy Corbyn’s successful election to the position of Labour leader this weekend, I wrote that I had always been extremely disappointed by Labour’s unwillingness to support greater powers for Cornwall through a Cornish Assembly.
Published: 14th September 2015
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"Cornwall needs an Assembly with real powers so that the people of Cornwall can have control over issues such as strategic planning, European funding, housing, health, emergency services, energy policy and transport that are currently directed by Westminster."
Published: 19th January 2015
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"Currently our taxes travel 300 miles, there they decide how to spend it and send the money back. People that make these decisions aren’t elected by the people of Cornwall and they don’t have to live with their decisions day in day out."
Published: 16th January 2015
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"In the corridors of power they are discussing things like what relations local government should have with central government, what powers should be Westminster's and which should go to the nations, regions and cities, who should control spending. At the moment this is happening without meaningful input from Cornwall's Labour and Conservative politicians into these discussions."
Published: 9th October 2014
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What is a Cornish Assembly? How would it be different from Cornwall Council? Mebyon Kernow's argument is that we need a legislative national assembly, meaning Cornwall can make it's own laws, decide it's own priorities but remain within the UK, it means fundamental change and for some that's scary. So I thought here I would talk about MK's ideas and provide some examples of what could have been different and hopefully show making decisions in Cornwall need not be feared.
Published: 24th September 2014
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Over the last few weeks the Liberal Democrats have started to campaign on the issue of Cornish devolution. Various pleas have gone around to mount a campaign and lately even a survey on people's ideas. My plea here is for them to stop reinventing the wheel and work with the campaign Mebyon Kernow already have.
Published: 20th September 2014
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"Mebyon Kernow is calling for a true National Assembly for Cornwall. An assembly which can do away with unelected and politically appointed quangos such as the LEP and tie public spending to public accountability."
Published: 20th September 2014
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