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Blog Posts with the Tag "democracy"
The biggest political story of the year is no doubt the Scottish Independence referendum. It truly is an inspiring time, UK politics tends to be a bit stuffy; endless scraps over the center ground by a cosy political consensus masquerading as political rivalry. Real change is unusual in UK politics so anything as vaguely unique and inspiring as the debate on Scotland's future is most welcome.
Published: 15th April 2014
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Ten days ago I wrote on the Liberal Democrat's and a Cornish Assembly . Since then the Cities Minister (urban-centric much?) Greg Clark has come out and said that Cornwall might indeed get devolution, as the Western Morning News title suggests: Minister signals appetite for Cornwall devolution deal. My original thought was to think the same as I did with the Liberal Democrats, in short why now and not before, nearly 4 years of coalition government and nothing so far.
Published: 23rd March 2014
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Apparently the Lib Dems have voted to devolve powers to Cornwall at their Spring Conference. Already we have quote after quote from local Pick 'n Mix luminaries about how Cornwall deserves devolution. It's all rather reminiscent of the last time they hopped onboard the vote winning devolution bus. Last time they hopped off very quickly after imposing the white elephant that is Cornwall Council on us.
Published: 13th March 2014
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"Today, I want to talk about the modern fight for self-determination for Cornwall. The modern argument and movement that holds the belief that greater political power in this far south western corner of Britain would be beneficial and indeed necessary for change."
Published: 13th March 2014
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"I am increasingly saddened at how MK’s campaign for greater self-government for Cornwall is being continuously misrepresented as a thrust for complete independence"
Published: 13th March 2014
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The sun has got is hat on “Hip-Hip-Hip Hooray”, the sun has got his hat on and he’s going to vote MK! (Apologies to Butler and Gay)
Published: 13th April 2013
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"I am relishing the campaign challenge. It is a privilege to be out on the street talking to the people of Illogan, Park Bottom and West Tolgus."
Published: 10th April 2013
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"Because I live in Cornwall today, I am able to use my vote to support those things that really matter to me at last, knowing that the people who have produced this week's policy document are completely sincere and will stick to their word."
Published: 10th April 2013
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"The three London based parties do not appear to consider Cornwall’s unique status in the UK, but with Mebyon Kernow, there is hope. That’s why I became a member."
Published: 4th April 2013
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"Standing stones have a very special place in Celtic culture. They are quite often linked to religious festivals and places of Druidic activity. Of all these stones and circles, the one I became most interested in was The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor."
Published: 20th December 2012
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