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Is it in their manifesto? A question from the Stannary

A press release below from the Cornish Stannary Parliament.


1. There will be a guarantee of equality before the law.

Democracy is generally accepted to mean: government of the people by the people and for the people in a system of social equality. Ultimately, power to the people. Democracy is said to be based on the rule of law. i.e., obey the law whether good or bad. Our system needs to ensure that all law is good law with a guaranteed equality before the law as provided by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948. Unfortunately, there is still no guarantee of equality before the law in English law. This leaves people in power with the right to abuse power by acts of bias and discrimination hidden by exemptions including the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

2. There will be no government or official exemption or Crown immunity from human rights.

Members of Parliament will no longer be exempt from the Equality Act 2006 under section 52. At the present time Article 13 and Protocol 12 of the European Convention of Human Rights are excluded from the UK Human Rights Act 1998. They cover the prohibition of discrimination and bias by government departments and persons acting in an official capacity. With exemptions or no legal restriction in the UK, unlike other jurisdictions without these exceptions, there is no illegal offence committed by persons acting in an official capacity.

3. All the nations of Britain; England, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Northern Ireland will be treated on an equal basis in matters of devolution. The Cornish will be included in the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and will have its own separate Census Form.

4. Local will actually mean local.

Coastline Housing has officially stated: “The term ‘local’ is used in a variety of situations across the Company and is often defined by external organisations”. Clearly, “external organisations” means government departments and persons acting in an official capacity. For Cornwall ‘local’ and ‘county’ are the usual English put-down displaying political envy of an indigenous British Celtic nation and a Duchy.

5. The secret policy of relocation will be abandoned.

There is an unacceptable ‘one size fits all’ social engineering policy within England. It excludes Scotland with the least populated areas of the UK. Central planning is destroying the social fabric and civilised standards of local communities. It will not be overlooked that Cornwall is a peninsula and a holiday destination unsuitable for overpopulation. In rectifying the effects of unacceptable social engineering the 9.000 empty houses in Cornwall will be investigated by the Cornish Council as potentially suitable for affordable housing. The 13,000 second home owners will be charged the business rate of council tax.

6. There will be no exemptions from laws, in particular, planning laws.

The Duchy of Cornwall is exempt from many Acts including the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Competition Act 1998 and the Planning Act 2008 by being exempt from prosecution under section 228. These exemptions prove that the Duchy of Cornwall is a public body and not a private estate as claimed by the government in order to prevent investigation into the Duchy acting in an official capacity.

7. All planning and housing decisions will be made “locally” (i.e., decentralised to Cornwall) without interference or blackmail.

8. There will be a public enquiry as to why the Crown Estate provides social services and community support, such as affordable housing for locals throughout the UK, with the sole exception of Cornwall, a nation of pre-English origins.

9. St. Piran’s Day, the 5th March, will be a recognised holiday in Cornwall. Cornish history and the Cornish language will be taught in schools. The Duchy of Cornwall and cultural sites will be under Cornish control.

10. The Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites will be protected from speculative building and properly funded. The central site at Pool has historically been known as: “PENHALLICK” not Heartlands.

11. Sewage and waste recycling facilities will be established in preparation for a Cornish Eco town for locals and before planning consent for other building proposals to prevent the accelerating risk of the health hazards caused by contaminated coastal bathing and fishing waters through environmentally destructive channelling of sewage by pipes and rivers into the oceans.

12. The ‘local’ public of Cornwall will participate in strategic decision making.

Aarhus Convention 1998: Article 1 OBJECTIVE (Quote) “In order to contribute to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being, each Party (state) shall guarantee the rights of access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters in accordance with the provisions of this Convention”. (End of quote)

After central planning priorities have failed to establish London as the successful financial centre of the world and created the socially destructive Credit Crunch, independent improvement and development agencies are now looking at “relocalising” or devolving the economy. Devolution will be implemented in order to support Cornish solutions and Celtic culture for the future of Cornwall.


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