Thursday, June 14 2012, 10:17AM
“The Union Flag, or Jack, has only been modified on one occasion since 1606; in 1801 when the Cross saltire of St. Patrick was added.I assume Chy_Howlek you have a crystal ball which allows you to forecast the outcome of a referendum to be held in 2014. The referendum on independence/devo max for Scotland is to allow a decision to may be made by the Scottish people, and those currently residing in Scotland - not Cornish Nationalists jumping onto any anti-English bandwagon in Cornwall - but, then that is an odd stance, as if you are a Cornishman, then you are English!”
Thursday, June 14 2012, 3:29PM
“I am not an Englishman, I am Cornish and to call me anything else against my will is illegal.The English are a myth.My passport states that I am of the European Community and British. No mention of English.My driving licence is a UK one. No mention of English.Last year I received a nice letter with the Census 2011 from the Cornwall Council confirmed by huge posters, some as bis as the bus stop to tell me the following:Nationality: CornishEthnicity: CornishLanguage: CornishI was happy to oblige. Not EnglishI registered with my GP. The form had a Cornish tick box. I ticked it. Not English.I registered with the Library. The form had a Cornish tick box. I ticked it. Not English.My children were included in the PLASC survey at the school. They completed the form ticking Cornish. Two of 44% in Kernow overall who have similarly identified as Cornish. Not English.I speak the Cornish Language, first Unified and now Single Written Form as recognised by Westminster and Europe. The Cornish Language. Not English.Any form I fill out, I identify myself as Cornish. Not English.I am entitled under every European Convention to call myself Cornish and to identify as Cornish. I do. My wife does. Our parents do. Our children do. Not English.Cornish not English. Cornwall not England. Never, ever.The English are a myth!”
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