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16.10.10

The Cornish and the Council of Europe

Anybody who writes to or e-mails Nick Clegg, David Cameron and the government on the subject of keeping Cornwall whole should consider copying their correspondence to the Council of Europe's (CoE) directorate for the framework convention for the protection of national minorities (FCNM).

Whether the UK state recognises the Cornish as a national minority or not it's sure that we fulfil the CoE's criteria for inclusion within the FCNM.

I wrote to the CoE expressing my concerns about the threat to Cornwall's politico-territorial integrity and the impact this could have on the Cornish and copied it to Clegg. Their response is below:

Dear Sir,


Reference is made to your letter dated 4 October 2010 addressed to the Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. Please note that dates have not yet been set for the Advisory Committee delegation visit to the UK, but the contents of your letter have been noted and will be addressed during the visit and in the drafting of the ACFC Opinion.


Regards


Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Directorate of Human Rights and Legal Affairs
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg
www.coe.int/minorities
minorities.fcnm@coe.int

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