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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’.
Further reading of John’s work:
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.
In an epic show of riding rough-shod over local opinion and blatent pocket-lining, the laughing prince and his cronies are set to build on prime farmland with an unwanted development in Truro (big surprise!).
Our already gridlocked capital will receive among other things; housing, a Waitrose and a park and ride, in one of the most congested parts of the city. I shudder to think what effect all that hard-standing will have in the flood-prone area just below.
The sooner people get wise to the fact that Charles is effectively quai-sovereign of Cornwall, has the right of veto in the English (masquerading as a UK) parliament and along with his developer chums will summarily concrete Cornwall, the better for all. The Duchy of Cornwall is NOT a private estate.
As for the Duke’s green credentials? Well they’re akin to something you might find in the field he’s concreting over, once the cows have left!
Soon enough there will be nowhere for local people to live (don’t delude yourself into thinking the housing is for them!), and no fields to grow the produce the Duke wants to sell in his quasi farmers’ market.
All hail the 1%!
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As you may or may not have been aware, a month or two ago, a new Cornish online newspaper entitled The Cornish Gazette blasted into existence.
It is essentially a satirical paper, (along the lines of a Cornish Private Eye) however some articles also cover important news and issues the ‘local’ press are perhaps, less inclined to print.
Satire within Cornwall has long been needed. Politics and politicians on the grand stage encounter it always – in Cornwall, someone writes a letter to the West Briton and that’s the end of that. Now our elected members of parliament in the Duchy, along with their counterparts in Lys Kernow are being scrutinised and parodied for their behaviour, as well as policy. It doesn’t stop with politicians though. Anyone or any company is fair game it seems!
So within, you have the floppy-haired Andy Gorge MP as well as positive news bringer Arabella Kingston (aping the typical Tory sloane journo-type), the Week in Gibberish (tackling nonsense), a rabid old fart and any number of comedic videos.
The latest edition is out on November 30th . This was intended as a heads up more than a review but it’s starting to sound like one, so I’ll just leave you with the link!
Saturday and today saw two brilliant essays by John Angarrack on the Duchy and Cornwall’s consitutional status appear in the Western Morning News of all places! Read them here: