BBC Accused of Identity Theft by the Cornish

BBC accused of identity theft by the Cornish

3,000 years of Cornish tin

Under its royal charter the BBC is required to “inform and educate”. In its “Nation on Film” series there is a sub-heading: “ The Rise and Fall of the Tin Mining Industry of Cornwall”. It is divided into sections, one of which is entitled: “History of Cornish Mining – Roots of England”. There is also a reference to “3,000 years of tin mining”. There is no reference to the fact that it was the Cornish and they were exporting tin to Europe 3,000 years ago. The English arrived in Britain 1500 years ago, so, the association of “Roots of England” with “3,000 years of tin mining” is an attempt to back date the English presence in Britain.

There is no democratic or chronological reason to convert Cornish tin into English tin.

Cornish Mining is World Heritage

The BBC’s charter duties of “inform and educate”, “independence and best practice” and “bringing the UK to the world” appear to be treated at best as optional. A remit to ‘inform’ apparently authorises the use of: “some Cornish miners emigrated” out of context and without reference to the failure to invest in Cornwall on the part of the Duke of Cornwall, (who made a legal claim to be the government of Cornwall in 1858), and ignoring the well documented Cornish exodus of up to half a million people from 1830-1870.

The conversion and adoption of Celtic history, now reflected in the Cornish Mining World Heritage status, is being presented as if it were the genuine “Roots of England”, clearly, for racial advantage.

Historically, English roots are in Saxony since the English language is on record everywhere as one of the Germanic languages. The BBC is evidently programmed to support the government’s ten year policy of excluding the Cornish from the Council of Europe’s human rights Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The public is being deliberately misinformed that Cornish Celtic traditions, history and identity are English.

The Cornish Celtic Britons

To “inform and educate” the web site reveals evidence of the Cornish traditions that created World Heritage Mining status for Cornwall. The Cornish as “Celtic Britons” has been agreed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the World Heritage Nomination Document accepted by UNESCO. Copies have not been sent to schools or libraries in Cornwall. It would appear that the Nomination Document is being ignored in order to misrepresent Cornish mining as English despite the inclusion of comprehensive uncensored facts about Cornwall and the Cornish in order to meet the authenticity rules necessary for acceptance by UNECSO. The Cornish, their language and surnames are Celtic. (National Trust Names).

As in the case of the language, the government gives only nominal support to Cornish heritage but has still not officially recognised the national minority who can claim the language as part of their heritage.

The state aided BBC

The “Public services” of the BBC Charter are not tuned in to the exposure of deficiencies in human rights in Britain or in delving into the reason for the inalienable rights and Crown immunities of the few. . By law, discrimination against the Cornish would be classified as “inappropriate services”, or, “the provision of services inconsistent with the Charter”, i.e., services not eligible for state aid. ( and_the_BBC. ‘Contestable state aid by the back door’ – E.U.Treaty Articles 86 & 87, fiscal monopolies).

If it looks like government propaganda………..

The BBC is experienced in propaganda. The Guardian of 26th August 2008, reports on the role of the BBC in: “Britain’s secret propaganda war against al-Qaida”. “Sir Richard Mottram, the former chair of the joint intelligence committee, in talking about the attempt to undermine the ideology of al Qaida, said it had to be done without looking like government propaganda”. “If it looks too much like government propaganda then I don’t think people are going to listen, nor should they”. This confession has destroyed BBC independence. Care is needed to avoid destroying democracy and media independence in countering terrorism.

Beyond democratic control

There has presumably been no “D” notice to prevent ‘The Guardian’ from publishing this propaganda leak. So, it looks like a planned leak. Anti-terrorist BBC propaganda is presumed to be acceptable to the public even though there is no authority for the promotion of any form of government controlled propaganda in the BBC’s Royal Charter.

It would appear that a royal charter is preferred to an Act of Parliament, since a charter is apparently considered fit for purpose in placing potentially illegal BBC/UK government propaganda beyond democratic control. Anti-terrorism propaganda appears to be a mere add on to the long established illegal government use of the BBC charter for truly secret propaganda against its own people.

We believe that this includes denying the right of the indigenous Cornish Celtic people to exist as a national minority.

The BBC public service seems designed for “Roots of England” cultural uniformity presumed to be more acceptable to the English majority than being “informed and educated” about Cornwall, the Duchy of Cornwall and its disputed claim to an inalienable private estate. The unacceptable conclusion for England and the BBC is, that to claim both an inalienable “private estate” and “the government of Cornwall” by Charter of 1337 in the form of “the Kings writ and Summons of Exchequer throughout Cornwall only”, translates into seven centuries of ‘a private income by Duchy government’ for one person imposed on Cornwall with further proceeds invested in estates outside Cornwall.

The only acknowledgement is the suppression of the Cornish identity and culture. Clearly, something to hide.

The freedom to create secret domestic propaganda and private government is made possible against the background of no written constitution and no guarantee of equality before the law in English law. The BBC excels at silent propaganda by failing to ‘inform and educate’ that the British public is also denied Article 13 and Protocol 12 of the European Convention of Human Rights, (An effective remedy against violations and discrimination by persons in power), and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. None of these are included in the Human Rights Act 1998 or the Equality Act 2006.

By the exclusion of equality before the law from English law state funding for English culture and none for Cornish culture is designed to eliminate the Cornish identity and annex Cornish cultural property as English with impunity.

The democratic deficit.

To self-correct the democratic deficit by accepting established international law as part of British law in a one stop written constitution would prove an effective remedy to control state sponsored propaganda against its own citizens and a deterrent against international terrorism.

Members of the Cornish national minority are in the invidious position of receiving demands for the payment of a BBC TV licence which will ensure that they look at and listen to propaganda against themselves. This is a clear abuse of democratic power and the rule of law by the representatives of the permanent English national majority in the Westminster Parliament, which includes, Ministers of state. They all swear allegiance to the Crown.

Promoting English nationalism through deprivation in Cornwall

The BBC is a state aided body trading on its past reputation in its portrayal of the nineteenth century enforced exodus of Cornish mining families as if their plight were an English gift of mining expertise to the world! It may be popular to tell tall stories about the “Roots of England” and the Monarchy rather than “inform and educate” concerning the Stannaries, Celtic Cornwall and the state aided Duchy of Cornwall of the English Heirs to the Throne.

For centuries the Duchy has exploited Cornwall, its tin and land to avoid the Westminster Parliament imposing taxation on the English majority to provide the Duke with an income. There is no principle of ‘inform and educate’ to expose a twenty first century version of feudalism amounting to a Duchy dictatorship.

Cornwall has every right to expect that Duchy land in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is put into a Cornish trust to provide affordable housing for local people.

The BBC pacification programme

The BBC management appears to be motivated by English nationalist envy at the continuing existence of the Cornish as a Celtic people in a land they consider to be part of England. The employees innocently reflect in their work that which they have been taught to believe by the biased English education system that shows no toleration for diversity when it comes to the Cornish.

Omissions, half truths, assumptions and innuendo are being substituted for the facts to facilitate the suppression and acquisition of the Cornish Celtic culture and identity.

Investigative journalism by the BBC has been conspicuously tongue tied regarding the official manipulation of the Census records, central planning, grant aid, local tax regulations and infrastructure shortfalls accepted in order to facilitate the transfer of English people into the Cornish peninsula for first and second homes with scant housing rights for the Cornish. The houses abandoned after being built on mineshafts and the sewerage that pollutes bathing waters. Meanwhile, Cornish Mining World Heritage sites are under threat from building speculators.

English nationalism is aggressive by UNESCO standards

The BBC has not reported on UNESCO’s warning on Authenticity, NARA 1994, which reveals at Article 4, “the search for cultural identity is sometimes pursued through aggressive nationalism and the suppression of the cultures of minorities” Unfortunately, NARA reflects the English majority/Cornish minority relationship. This assertion is substantiated by many examples. The state controlled schools history curriculum which, for 200 years, has ignored the Cornishman Trevithick as the inventor of the steam locomotive and made false claims to promote the Englishman Stephenson. Cornish applicants for adult education courses are required to declare themselves as English. The Police do not accept Cornish as an ethnic group.

Contrary to popular opinion, there are only British passports for British citizens, there are no English passports. Britain has no state funded British Heritage organisation, only English Heritage. Neither the concept England or English was known to the Romans in Britain. Stonehenge was not built by the English. At the time of Christ Britain was all Celtic.

Secret propaganda against an indigenous British people can be nothing but aggressive nationalism.

Ethnic cleansing by state television

There is evidence of a programme of racial discrimination secreted within BBC/UK government ‘educational’ productions aspiring to achieve world acclaim. The Cornish identity, as an object of identity theft, appears to be coordinated with English Heritage, English Nature, the Department of Education in its schools curriculum for history and the Department of Communities and Local Government in respect of the denial of the Framework Convention. The object of the exercise centres upon the acquisition or Anglicisation of four thousand years of Cornish Celtic history, mining traditions and culture for and on behalf of the English national majority and to protect Duchy of Cornwall history from public enquiry.

To accept without question the official version of the nearly 700 year history of the Duchy of Cornwall exposes the grovelling subservience and deference normally associated with slavery. South Africa was able to foster apartheid by abusing the rule of law undisciplined by equality before the law. The suspicion is aroused that a Royal Prerogative Charter, not only avoids democratic control, but is apparently considered the ideal vehicle to exploit the rule of law in an attempt to present to the world as ‘legal’ the ethnic cleansing of the Cornish and their history by state aided BBC television and sound propaganda.

The Israeli problem with the BBC

We are not alone in our concerns. We can understand why many readers of ‘The Jerusalem Post’ accuse the BBC of lies and propaganda. Also, the ‘World Net Daily’ reports: “Israel has barred its officials from appearing on the BBC and visa restrictions have been imposed on BBC journalists”. The Cornish Stannary Parliament is virtually barred from appearing on the BBC. The BBC has been informed that they have no idea of the meaning of impartiality.

BBC silent on exporting propaganda methods

For the BBC/UK government the indigenous Celtic Cornish have no right to exist as a national minority. This is a state sponsored attack on its own people. The BBC may divert attention from the home front by self-righteously joining the international community in exposing the Chinese propaganda that denies Tibetan human rights, but, it fails in its charter duty to ‘inform and educate’ the British public, that, the Chinese have adopted the BBC modus operandi for state propaganda designed to protect those in power.

Who stands to gain most?

It is contended that the BBC’s royal charter is intended to afford preferential treatment for royal personages. The Duke of Cornwall therefore has most to gain from the BBC’s long term propaganda programme. The evidence suggests that this includes the ethnic cleansing of the Cornish ethnic minority. The Stannaries, the Cornish tin mining governing body, is claimed as part of the territorial possessions of the Duke, as heir to the throne, by virtue of royal charters of 1337/8.

Apart from the claim to be a private estate since joining the Common Market, nothing has changed since 1337, even though, the Royal Mines Act 1688, still in force, declares: “no mine of tin shall be adjudged, reputed or taken to be a royal mine”. This Act applies throughout the United Kingdom, except Cornwall.

The BBC has failed to ‘inform’ that such Acts of Parliament suggest that Cornwall is not part of England.

The Duke of Cornwall has authority to control or intervene in UK judicial and legislative proceedings. The Duke and the Duchy of Cornwall are entitled to intestate estates, bona vacantia and the foreshore and rivers of Cornwall with exemption from Enforcement Proceedings, Leasehold Reform, Compulsory Purchase and Freedom of Information legislation, etc. It is not known whether the Duchy of Cornwall, state aided by judicial and legislative support and claiming an inalienable private estate and the government of Cornwall, controls BBC propaganda programmes directed against its own people.

If the conviction that illegal state propaganda exists in Britain is considered to be a figment of the Cornish imagination, then let this be proved wrong by the present Duke of Cornwall publicly declaring his recognition of the Cornish as a Celtic national minority in addition to renouncing all Duchy claims to the land, minerals, Stannaries and government of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The taste of freedom

While America claims the ability to self-correct and former communist countries attempt to self-correct, nothing is apparently wrong with England perpetuating feudal powers to exploit the Cornish national minority behind a veritable Chinese wall of royal charters, Crown immunities and BBC propaganda archive material.

“If you want the taste of freedom, keep going” Senator Hillary Clinton.
(Speech to the Democratic Convention, Denver, USA, 26th August 2008).

Please help us put an end to BBC/UK government sponsored illegal propaganda against its own people, the Cornish national minority. We appeal to all fair and open minded people around the globe to keep going for the taste of freedom. Keep going by sending your contribution towards legal action against the British Broadcasting Corporation. They must be stopped from exploiting state aid and Crown immunity to promote bias and racial discrimination. The BBC must be stopped from upsetting our friends everywhere by failing to exercise their Charter duties of integrity and independence.

Please make donation cheques payable to the Cornish Stannary Parliament at Coombe Park, Camborne, Cornwall, GB-TR14 0JG. Thank you - Murrasta why. e-mail:-

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