Is Westminster Anti-Cornish?

The absence of the statutory guarantee of equality before the law in English law otherwise secured in the constitutions of the English speaking world.

Julia Goldsworthy M.P., 6th June 2005
75, Trelowarren Street,
Camborne, Cornwall. TR14 8AH

Dear M/s Goldsworthy,

The absence of the statutory guarantee of equality before the law in English law otherwise secured in the constitutions of the English speaking world.

Congratulations on being elected as our member of the Westminster Parliament.

It is our contention that the absence of a statutory guarantee of equality before the law has encouraged aggressive nationalism on the part of the English national majority.

I would, therefore, be most grateful if you would kindly inform me as to whether you support the practice of imposing the culture of the English racial majority upon the Cornish minority and denying my right to exist as both British and Cornish?

Millions of pounds is spent annually on teaching British people to speak English, but, the British language of Cornwall is not funded proportionately. The English Education system teaches that history began; "Romans and Anglo-Saxons", apparently, in an attempt to eliminate the Celts from history. The politics of envy obstructs recognition of the fact that Britain was a Celtic country at the beginning of the Christian era 2005 years ago, when Cornwall was known to the Greeks as being civilised and trading in tin with Europe.

British students are taught that the Englishman, George Stephenson, was the inventor of the steam locomotive but these lessons ignore the genius of the actual inventor, the Cornishman, Richard Trevithick in 1801. When asked to reveal the date and reasons why the castles of Tintagel, Restormel and Launceston, included in the Duchy of Cornwall charters of 1337, were transferred by the Duchy to a Government body, (now under the management of the non-statutory name of "The English Heritage Co.Ltd.", registered No.1852569), the Duchy asserts that it is "not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000". "English (not British) Heritage" signage is appended to pre-England Celtic monuments. Officially sponsored bias, deception and the suppression of Cornish history, consequently, facilitates the dismissal of both you and me as typically backward Cornish non-achievers by English nationalists.

Despite the Objective One requirement to "promote endogenous potential", {E.R.D.F. Regulation No. 1783/1999, Article 2 (1c) } it is apparently politically expedient not to encourage the use in Cornwall of Cornish China Clay as a manufacturing raw material or to promote Cornish culture. At the present time there are more reports of second homes being created in Cornwall than jobs. The time has come to consider whether or not there are legal and moral grounds for Duchy of Cornwall land to be compulsorily acquired to provide cost-effective affordable homes and infrastructure projects.
It is impossible to ignore the bias in the English legal system. Two separate provisions exist for the administration of retained royal demesne land. Crown demesne land and minerals is designated 'public' property and administered by the Crown Estate which has "no holdings in Cornwall", (letter dated 7th January 2005), is subject to the 'Freedom of Information Act 2000', must be socially responsible and not a monopoly under the Crown Estate Act 1961.

In Cornwall, there is Duchy demesne land designated variously as 'private', 'commercial', 'constitutional', 'political', 'inalienable' or 'territorial', to secure the primary objective of the Duchy Estate, namely, an income for the heir to the throne, (per Annual Duchy Accounts), an objective which is made unchallengeable on account of Duchy exemption from the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the "inalienability" of the Duchy of Cornwall charter of 1337, (H.M.S.O. 1978 "Statutes in Force, Constitutional Law 10"). Westminster imposes no limit on Duchy "rights, powers, privileges, authority, or exemption" as confirmed by the Tamar Bridge Act 1998, section 41, and the Duke is, "part of Her Majesty in Her private capacity", {Crown Proceedings Act 1947 s.38 (3)}. This Act secures "exemption" from the Competition Act 1998, under s.73 (3), and "disapplication" of the Land Registration Act 2002 s.84, while, "H.M. rights to minerals are in Her political capacity",(Halsbury's Laws Vol. 12(1) para.278).

Since, Her Majesty's holdings of minerals throughout the U.K. (excluding Cornwall) is designated as 'political', it would be a perverse manipulation of the law of property to claim that Duchy holdings in Cornwall are 'private'. A 'private' Duchy licence to claim personal ownership of the "the Stannaries", (the pre-England tin mining industry covering the whole of Cornwall), was not included in the 1337 Charter; was denied by the 'Case of Mines 1568' and the 'Royal Mines Act 1688', by which, "no tin or base metal mine shall be deemed a royal mine". A private claim was also denied by the designation of Cornish foreshore and minerals as; "part of the territorial possessions of the Duchy" by the 'Cornwall Submarine Mines Act 1858'. On what grounds, then, can the heir to the throne have a 'private' claim to ownership of, or to income from, the minerals of Cornwall in a democratic multi-cultural society?

The agreement between the Westminster Parliament and the Crown of 1460 (Rowe v. Brenton 1828, Manning Ed., Appendix D, page 491) sanctions support for Duchy exploitation in Cornwall and appears to have necessitated the denial of the right of the Cornish minority to exist as a Celtic people and led to their exclusion from the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The legislature continues, for example, to authorise the Duchy of Cornwall to access income from intestate estates (Inland Revenue Form RE2152) and bona vacantia (Treasury Form BVC) in Cornwall. This feudal legacy clearly retains the 'commercial' intent of maximising Duchy profits, {"right to protect profits and property" - Crown Proceedings Act 1947 s.40 (2g)} in order to relieve the Westminster Parliament of the constitutional burden of imposing, and the English national majority of paying, additional taxation to provide a private and public income for the heir to the throne as Duke of Cornwall. You will have noted that the Duchy of Lancaster alone is represented at Cabinet level.

Official suppression of our Celtic identity is being undertaken secure in the knowledge that exemption from legal challenge is available through royal and Duchy immunities.

Thank you for your time, I look forward to answering any queries which you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Keeper of the Seal,
For and on behalf of the Cornish Stannary Parliament.


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