Category Archives: devonwall

Tory MP clarifies ‘confusion’

Conservative MP for North Cornwall, Scott Mann, has been forced to react to the angry furore raised by his reported intention to meet ministers, together with his fellow Cornish MPs, to discuss the future of the Framework Convention for the … Continue reading

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Tories planning to ditch Cornish national minority status?

This week I was given a copy of a letter from Conservative MP for North Cornwall, Scott Mann, sent to one of his constituents. He’d been asked ‘what are you doing to uphold protected minority status’ [for the Cornish]? Scott … Continue reading

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Devonwall constituency: dialogue of the deaf

Here’s my correspondence with my MP about the devonwall constituency. It would be interesting to see examples of replies other people have had from our other Conservative MPs on this issue. Letter of October 20th to George Eustice MP Dear … Continue reading

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The Devonwall Connection 4: Their business plan for us.

We’ve seen how the devonwall agenda is driven by the corporate interests of devonwall institutions – principally Pennon/South West Water and the Plymouth newspaper the Western Morning News. It’s then given legitimacy by academics at Exeter and Plymouth Universities and … Continue reading

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The Devonwall Connection 3: devonwall and Cornwall

On October 21st the Cornish were told, in no uncertain terms, and by a Cabinet Minister no less, to buck themselves up and stop thinking they were ‘distinct’. There was absolutely no prospect of Cornwall being recognised as a region. … Continue reading

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The Devonwall Connection 2: Vision or nightmare?

What did the self-selected and undemocratic mandarins meeting at the ‘South West Growth Summit’ in October actually want? Having spent a tedious few hours wading through the transcription of the proceedings, I have to say the conclusion is ‘nothing earth-shatteringly … Continue reading

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The Devonwall Connection 1: The zombies wake

There was a predictable outburst of indignation when Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid sternly ticked off the Cornish for seeing ‘their county [sic] as distinct from the rest of the region, a special case that … Continue reading

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