The Duchy of Cornwall - a feudal remnant
Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:44 pm
So what do our Cornish constitutionalists make of John Kirkhopes research and conclusions? http://www.scribd.com/doc/181134529/The ... al-remnant
He would seem to take apart many of your arguments.In 2011 70,000 Cornish schoolchildren were surveyed and 41 per cent indicated they saw themselves as “Cornish” rather than “English”
This indicates there is a growing sense that Cornwall is different. Since children are the future presumably the feeling will grow. Some of that sentiment is based on the evidence arising from “legal arguments” which do not support the case. For example, the claims, which are based in inadequate research, about the consent of the Duchy to proposed legislation, Crown Immunity and the Stannaries. That is not to say there are not distinguishing features. There are debates based on a broader analysis of the history of Cornwall and its relationship with the English state. Whether or not those who feel strongly will achieve their ambition of having “Cornish Distinctiveness” recognised in a “Cornish Assembly” will depend upon whether enough people agitate for the change. It will not be based on inaccurate assertions of the origins of various privileges which the Duchy and Duke of Cornwall have acquired.