Rummaging through the governments Equalities Office website I came across the Consultation responses to the Government's Equality Bill which will be brought forward in Parliament within the next year.
The Bill is supposed to simplify and modernise all current discrimination law under one single Equality Bill. One of the consulted bodies was the Cornwall Diversity and Equality Group (CDEG). Their response can be found here (opens pdf). Not surprisingly the Cornish cultural identity is not mentioned once?
Compare this with the Welsh situation where three bodies -the Welsh Assembly, Welsh Language Board and Rhwydiaith (Welsh Language Officers Network)- responded with comments about either national minorities or minority language users.
So who is speaking for our minority Celtic identity? It's not that groups like the CDEG should focus entirely on Cornish issues, but to not even mention them once! What would your average tax paying Cornish citizen think about this? Is it a recipe for success expecting inclusive tolerance from the Cornish whilst ignoring their own particular needs?