Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cornish/Gypsy/Traveller – all the Same According to Cornwall Council

The last few days has seen a furore over Cornwall Council’s ethnic monitoring (first spotted by one of Kernow King’s followers) on housing benefit forms:

Cornish/Gypsy/Traveller all the Same According to Cornwall Council

http://lansonboy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/gypsy-traveller-cornish-its-same-thing.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Its-Our-Cornwall/274653485930072

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The Dodgy Duke Hides Behind Human Rights Act

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268938/Charles-uses-Human-Rights-Act-guard-Duchys-tax-secrets-HMRC-said-disclosure-public-interest.html#ixzz2JCLOIWck

Smug Charlie


John Kirkhope’s FOI Request re: The Duchy

John Kirkhope is a solicitor and Notary Public who has long studied Cornish law and has been examining the very mysterious and complex Duchy of Cornwall and their latter claims of ‘private estate’.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21024828

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/14/secret-papers-royals-veto-bills

Further reading of John’s work:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/44178693/The-Duchy-of-Cornwall-A-Very-Peculiar-Private-Estate

http://www.pbs.plymouth.ac.uk/PLR/vol3/Kirkhope.pdf


“Yes, Cornwall is a separate feudal authority, ie kingdom.”

So says Kevin Cahill, a House of Lords scholar and researcher with no Cornish nationalist axe to grind.

“Cornwall really is a separate kingdom, as has long been claimed by activists west ot the Tamar.” so says Martin Hesp, a Western Morning News  journo with no Cornish nationalist axe to grind.

So what the hell is going on? Well, Mr Cahill has published a facsimile of an old manuscript known as the ‘Second Domesday’ or more correctly, ‘Return of Owners of Land, 1873’. This dusty tome shows who owns what in Britain and as we in Cornwall have known for a long time, you don’t own squat.
Talking to people in my job, they are always amazed when I mention the Duke of Cornwall owning everything in Cornwall; the land, the trees, the leaves on the trees, your house (or at least the land it stands on) etc. Across the border in merrie England, it’s the Crown.

Here, is one more thing to further our cause. We don’t make things up, we are not fantasists. We put our argument forth with pure, hard and substantiated fact. Just because authority has chosen to keep the people in the dark, does not mean it’s not true. You’d think people would get that in the 21st century more than ever…

So here is a scan of the article that appeared in the WMN. You can’t find it online as they (WMN) haven’t deemed it worthy of putting up. Well, we wouldn’t want the populous to know the truth now, would we? It’s a wonder this article was ever printed at all but it was and it boosts Cornwall’s cause no end.

Return of Owners of Land WMN article