THE ENGLISH RUMOUR MILL

   
As a result of war time experiences, the English education system evolved a core policy of encouraging aggressive English nationalism as an antidote. The unjustifiable continuation of this policy appears to motivate former students as politicians, public officials and police to adopt the, ultimately self-defeating, policy of satisfying a need for an enemy. The Celts have often been used to give vent to this psychological fantasy. Cornish people appear to be included in the alien activity list for investigating the history of Cornwall and claiming the right to exist as a national minority. English people in power apparently do not know that their official policies often entail the denial of English laws as well as Human Rights law and the international laws of the United Nations.



Cornish history is closely related to Cornwall’s constitutional association with the Duchy of Cornwall. This aspect of Cornish history, although involving the heir to the throne, is still being suppressed by the English academic world as if Cornish history were in fact a state secret as in the case of the British constitution. How many people know that the first Duchy of Cornwall Charter of 1337 was published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office in 1978 as Statutes in Force, Constitutional law?

Cornish people are rightly concerned about the commitment of the English system to cultural diversity. For the past two centuries, an Englishman has displaced the right of the Cornishman Richard Trevithick to be accepted as the inventor of the steam locomotive. Trevithick is rightly accredited by the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

An effective democracy requires laws to prevent the abuse of power for the benefit of everyone. A good example is the constitution of the Monarchy of Sweden which, at Article 1/9 provides, what is not yet enforceable in Britain: “Courts and public authorities shall observe in their work equality before the law”. This, and the acceptance of a multi-cultural society, would be much more constructive than making wild accusations and rumours of “nationalist” criminal acts in order to inflate the English nationalist ego, a process, in effect, of encouraging conflict.

Cornish people, with their pre-England history, are no more and no less nationalist about Cornwall than are English people nationalist about England. Allegations of “nationalist” thoughts or acts should be confined to a court of law where the defence of minority rights and the other side of the story can be put on record.
 

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