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Blog Posts with the Tag "devolution"
Mebyon Kernow has just published the latest edition of its Cornish Nation magazine, which has been emailed or posted to all MK members.
Published: 28th October 2017
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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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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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In my second contribution in the Cabinet debate on the “Case for Cornwall,” I addressed the proposed “devolution ask” in relation to planning.
Published: 12th July 2015
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The Cabinet of Cornwall Council today voted to support its “Case for Cornwall.” It will now be presented to Full Council on 14th July.
Published: 12th July 2015
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Recently is has been announced that the coalition has done a u-turn on Cornwall's European funding. The thin veneer of localism has been worn through to expose the control freak heart of the coalition government.
Published: 4th February 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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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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