The republican Cornish Tricolour, it has been suggested, would be more inclusive and secular as well as being indicative of a people searching for freedom. We'll wait and see on that one perhaps.
If their is a problem with the current Cornish flag then I think it is its overuse on everything from bad pasty packaging to tourist signs. Have some respect for the national flag and leave it a dignified place in our communities whatever its design.
On another republican note it has been suggested that -localism is republicanism. The suggestion being that popular republican sovereignty, i.e power and sovereignty resting with the people, would be the ultimate form of localism or devolution.
Whilst I agree with popular sovereignty as a necessary pillar of any modern democracy I don't see it as being the solution to all our woes. Popular sovereignty would not guarantee the rights of historic nations and national minorities within a larger state. Only autonomy and constitutionally recognised cultural rights can ensure the Cornish nation has a future.
Power devolved up from the grass roots to an elected government is all well and good and a must for any future Cornish body of governance, but if the majority in a British Republic decided to give power to a government that ignored the needs of its national minorities and centralise all decision making.......