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Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall has described the official DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) response to a 10,000-strong petition calling on central government to reinstate funding for the Cornish language as “shameful.” In its reply, DCLG stated that “support for the development of the Cornish language was time-limited” and failed to understand that funding for the language is the responsibility of the Westminster government under Parts 1 and 2 of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages 2002 and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities 2014.
Published: 15th November 2016
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Mebyon Kernow leader Cllr Dick Cole has appealed to people across Cornwall to maximise their efforts to oppose the imposition of a Devonwall seat. This follows the receipt of an unhelpful letter from the Minister for the Constitution, Chris Skidmore MP, about MK’s request for a simple amendment to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act to prevent the creation of a cross-Tamar seat.
Published: 19th September 2016
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Mebyon Kernow has described the Boundary Committee’s proposal for a “Devonwall seat” as a “travesty of history, democracy and Cornwall’s very nationhood.” But the Party for Cornwall has also put the blame for the proposal firmly at the door of the UK Government. The Boundary Commission (for England) has today publicised its recommendation for a cross-Tamar “Bideford, Bude and Launceston” seat, which would include land stretching from St Teath and St Breward, to Bude and Launceston.
Published: 12th September 2016
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The leadership team of Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall has today issued a statement setting out its opposition to British air strikes on Syria. This follows the announcement that the Westminster Parliament will today (Wednesday 2nd December) be debating whether British forces take part in air strikes against ISIL.
Published: 2nd December 2015
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Mebyon Kernow has hit out at David Cameron’s decision to create another 45 peers to sit in the House of Lords, bringing the total membership of the so-called “Upper House” to 826.
Published: 31st August 2015
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Mebyon Kernow is encouraging people to respond to an Office of National Statistics (ONS) consultation about the content of the 2021 census, and to demand a “Cornish” tickbox. The initial view of the Office of National Statistics (ONS) is that questions on ethnicity and national identity should be included in the 2021 census, but would be unaltered from the last census.
Published: 28th July 2015
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Mebyon Kernow’s economic spokesperson, Cllr Andrew Long, has described George Osborne’s budget proposals (announced yesterday) as “extremely hurtful” for the less-well-off and the poorly paid.
Published: 10th July 2015
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Mebyon Kernow’s economic spokesman has condemned the decision of the Conservative Government to sell off its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss.
Published: 16th June 2015
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Stephen Richardson and Rob Simmons, two of Mebyon Kernow’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidates, have called on prospective candidates for May’s general election to back the Tax Dodging Bill Campaign.
Published: 23rd February 2015
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Mebyon Kernow Councillor Andrew Long has condemned Central Government for the 18 month delay in setting up the new European funding stream across Cornwall which could have real job implications for the South East.
Published: 12th January 2015
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