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Complaint – The exclusion of Cornwall from the Marine Stewardship project and the Marine Communities Fund of the Crown Estate.

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To:- Government Office for the South West, Bristol.
e-mail – rssconsult@gosw.gsi.gov.uk

Subject:- Public Consultation - period ending 17th October 2008.

Date:- 17th October 2008

Dear Sirs,

Complaint – The exclusion of Cornwall from the Marine Stewardship project and the Marine Communities Fund of the Crown Estate.

The Crown Estate Act 1961 covers only land held by the Crown Estate. (Ian Mills, Coastal Manager, Crown Estate, 16th October 2008).

“The Crown Estate has no holdings within the boundaries of Cornwall. Foreshore and other property that would in most counties be the property of the Crown Estate are, in Cornwall, not owned by the Crown Estate. The analogous landowner in Cornwall is the Duchy of Cornwall”. (Tim Riley, Librarian, Crown Estate, 7th January 2005).

Under the Articles of Agreement between the Crown and the Duchy of Cornwall, made law by the Cornwall Submarine Mines Act 1858, the mineral rights beneath the foreshore of Cornwall became, “vested in the Duchy of Cornwall as part of the soil and territorial possessions of the Duke of Cornwall”.

“The Duchy of Cornwall is vested in the Prince of Wales (who is) entitled only to the annual income”. (The Prime Minister, Hansard, 27th March 1996). It would appear that ultimately, only the government is in a position to ‘vest’.

“The Duchy of Cornwall is not itself subject to the Freedom of Information Act”. (Elizabeth A. Stuart, Duchy of Cornwall, 22nd February2005).

The Duke of Cornwall does not offer a Marine Stewardship project or a Marine Communities Fund as might be reasonably expected of the owner of the foreshore of Cornwall in light of the Crown Estate example. The suspicion is aroused that the separation of the Crown land of Cornwall from the original Crown land or estate of William the Conqueror appears to be based on racial grounds connected with the Celtic ethnic (non-Anglo-Saxon) origins of the Cornish.

Recent meetings of the ‘Save our Sand Hayle’ and the ‘Hayle Towans Partnership’ have expressed serious concern at the accelerating depletion of sand caused by commercial exploitation. They have not contacted either the Crown Estate or the Duchy of Cornwall as a landowner.

The Hayle Harbour is a World Heritage site under threat of the speculative construction of water’s edge blocks of flats emulating the failed coastal second home policies of Spain. The South West Regional Assembly has recommended that the current housing policy be scrapped. (Western Morning News, 11th October 2008).

An independent evaluation and professional projection of both natural population limits as well as a global warming and tidal trends impact assessment etc., in respect of Cornwall’s peninsula coastline, is urgently required.

Clear administrative responsibilities are, however, not immediately apparent.

It is the duty of HM Treasury to give unquestioning priority, under section 8 of the Duchy of Cornwall Management Act 1982, to ensuring that it: “shall have regard to the interests of both present and future Dukes of Cornwall”. In its function as the source of funding for departmental budgets, it would be impossible to conceive that HM Treasury has not imposed its own priorities on such departments as the Department for Communities and Local Government; the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (DEFRA).

Furthermore, the Cornwall County Council is expected, “not to alter or take away any of the rights, powers, privileges or authority of the Duchy of Cornwall” under section 50 of the Cornwall County Council Act 1981.

In addition, the Ministry of Justice has asserted that the Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate. (9th October 2008). However, it has neglected to explain why so much departmental assistance, or, in effect, ‘state aid’, is made available, directly or indirectly, to enhance the profitability of just one ‘private estate’. The existence of this Duchy of Cornwall enigma may, in itself, offer an explanation as to why the Department of Justice has failed to provide the British public with a statutory guarantee of the internationally accepted basic human right of equality before the law.

As a result of the credit crunch the government has taken on the role of ‘bank owner of last resort’. The public has been assured that this is only a temporary measure. ‘Temporary’ has yet, however, to be applied to the Duchy of Cornwall. Since 1337, it was, and still is, ‘vested’ with the feudal rights of, ‘landowner of last resort’ in Cornwall. (Treasury Form No. BVC5 and IHTA84/s230). This anomaly has long since required correction.

Consequently, we would be very much obliged to be informed as to:-

Who is legally responsible for ensuring the protection and survival of the foreshore and natural coastline of Cornwall in compliance with European Union Decisions and Directives in a manner that will ensure the discontinuation of the demonstrably evident institutionalised feudal legacy of racial discrimination against the Cornish people?


Yours faithfully,

E.R.Nute,
Keeper of the seal,
for and on behalf of
The Cornish Stannary Parliament.
 
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The press exploiting the freedom of the press

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The Editor, 11th February 2008
The West Briton,
Truro, Cornwall.

Dear Sir,

The talented and skilfully assembled inaccuracies of your West Briton report of 7th February 2008 under the title “Questions over suspect’s treatment” arouses the suspicion of the press exploiting the freedom of the press.

No contact was made with the Cornish Stannary Parliament by the West Briton regarding the above article which reported incorrectly that three members of the Cornish Stannary Parliament were Police suspects.

The West Briton article also reported a statement by a member of the Celtic League that a member of the Cornish Stannary Parliament was questioned for 10 hours on 16th January. This is completely untrue. The CSP is not responsible for the past, present or future actions or statements made by members of the Celtic League whether named or unnamed in the article or whether resident in the UK or Spain.

The West Briton deserves “The Boot Lickers Award of the Year” for its cringing support for Police persecution of a member of the Cornish Stannary Parliament. The surveillance techniques available to the Police would long since have revealed to them that the one Stannary suspect, along with other members of the Cornish Stannary Parliament, no doubt suspects by association, has been involved in legitimate and legal research into the constitutional position of the Duchy of Cornwall. The problem is that certain elements of society have the freedom to criminalize the messengers whose research exposes constitutional secrets as the basis and reason for an unwritten constitution. There is also no legal foundation for the Duchy of Cornwall to claim the private estate status which enables it to profit from the absence from English law of a guaranteed right to equality before the law. Equality before the law should be provided for everyone in Britain as a constitutional right in force world-wide under Article 7 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.

Why does the media fail to investigate the reason why innocent people are not protected from the abuse of power and openly challenge the results of research published on the

Yours faithfully......
.....

...for and on behalf of
The Cornish Stannary Parliament.

West Briton article here

 
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Police and Equality

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7th November 2007
Stephen Otter,
The Chief Constable,
Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,
Exeter.

Dear Sir,

The apparent toleration of unequal rights in the English legal system

It is contended that the British public has been denied the otherwise world wide constitutional or statutory public right to enforce compliance with the principle of equality before the law upon those “performing functions within the public administration”. This is not merely a republican aspiration since, the Constitution of the Monarchy of Sweden, Chapter 1 Article 9, provides, “Courts, public authorities and others performing functions within the public administration shall observe in their work the equality of all persons before the law and shall maintain objectivity and impartiality”....
 
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Consultation draft – People, Places and Spaces

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Seneth an Stenegow Kernow

CORNISH STANNARY PARLIAMENT

Stannary Information Office
9, coombe park,
bal lake
, camborne,
tr14 ojg kernow , G.B
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phone - 01209-710938
www.cornishstannaryparliament.org
info@cornishstannaryparliament.org
The Stannaries are part of the territorial possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall by Charters of 1337/8

Culture South West, 10th August 2007
Sterling House,
Dix’s Field,
Exeter, Devon EX1 1 QA Fax:- 01392-229395 1 of 2

Dear Sir/Madam,

Consultation draft – People, Places and Spaces

Objection to the inclusion of Cornwall as part of Culture South West

Thank you for a copy of ‘People, Places and Spaces’ sent on 7th August 2007 giving advice to submit a response by Friday 10th August 2007.

We understand that the constitutional position is that nothing is done by any government sponsored or official body without statutory authority.

The draft support for the fossilised World Heritage Jurassic Coast coupled with the exclusion from the draft of an achievement by humanity as represented by the Cornish Mining World Heritage, raises the question:-

Has Parliament authorised the suppression of Cornish Culture? Please provide references to the relevant statutory authority.

You will no doubt have noted that there are compliance rules for the establishment and management of all World Heritage sites, including Jurassic Coast, as stipulated by UNESCO in its NARA Authenticity Document.

Article 4 of the NARA Authenticity Document includes an appropriate warning:-

“In a world that is increasingly subject to the forces of globalisation and homogenisation, and in a world in which the search for cultural identity is sometimes
pursued through aggressive nationalism and the suppression of the cultures of minorities, the essential contribution made by the consideration of authenticity in conservation practice is to clarify and illuminate the collective memory of humanity.”

Are the UNESCO principles of ‘authenticity’ practiced by Culture South West?

Is Cornwall and the Cornish, of pre-England Celtic ethnic origins, considered by Culture South West to be part of “the collective memory of humanity”?
Until serious and fundamental amendments are made, any independent observer would conclude that the draft document for Culture South West, in its stated ‘priorities’, is nothing short of “aggressive” English “nationalism” to achieve “the suppression of the cultures of minorities”, in this case, Cornish culture. It would also be noted that there is indifference to the law as reflected in the provisions of the EU Race Directive 2000/43/EC, transposed as Statutory Instrument No.1626 of 2003, and the Human Rights Act 1998, apparently encouraged by the exclusion of a statutory guarantee of equality before the law from English law.

Our objection is even further substantiated by the reluctance shown in the draft to implement the principles set out in Article 5, of the NARA document:-

“The diversity of Cultures and heritage in our world is an irreplaceable source of spiritual and intellectual richness for all humankind”.

The UNESCO reference to ‘diversity’ sends a clear message of support for the culture of the Cornish national minority and their right to exist and be recognised as a national minority. Has Culture South West any objection to co-existing with British culture as represented by the Cornish and its language listed by the European Community as one of the lesser used languages of Europe?

It is contended that UNESCO expects the English national majority to demonstrate an element of common human civility towards the Cornish or surrender any legitimate claim to have an authentic World Heritage site anywhere in England.

Historically, England excludes the Duchy of Cornwall which, under its three unrepealed charters of 1337/8, grants the incumbent Duke the right to exercise, in Cornwall only: “The Kings writ and summons of exchequer and attachments”.
The Crown Estate is involved, (www.crownestate.co.uk ), that is, except in Cornwall, but, why is the Duchy of Cornwall given no place in Culture South West?

It is contended that the current structural differences between the public Crown Estate provisions for English people and the privileges of the private Duchy of Cornwall estate in Cornwall expose a cultural legacy of collective punishment and bias against the Cornish national minority on the part of the representatives of the English national majority. This situation is incompatible with modern concepts of cultural and political integrity and should, therefore, be rectified.

To avoid repetition, please accept our wholehearted support for the detailed submission made to Culture South West by The Cornish Gorsedd.

Finally, if Parliament intends the suppression of Cornish culture, please quote the statutory reference, or, you are respectfully requested to prepare a revised draft “to clarify and illuminate the collective memory of humanity” in Britain.

Yours faithfully,

 
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Letter to Eurostat regarding ONS census.

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Sent following the ONS meeting in Truro..
 
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FOI Act Request for RRA case law.

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A series of emails sent by the Vice President of F.U.E.N. to Ian Naysmith and his head of department Helen Judge requesting Race Relations Case law for British National Minorities the Welsh and the Irish.

What are they hiding?
 
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Complaints about Restormel Local Development Framework – Core Strategy – Policy 1.

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More exposure of discrepency in Cornish planning regulations and potential interventions by the Duke of Cornwall.
 
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Complaint to BBC Cornwall - bilingual road signage

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Complaint letter to BBC Cornwall about bilingual road signage on the Laurence Reed Show on Monday 26th February 2007
 
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Do the BBC support extreme right wing politics?

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Colin Murley of Cornish Heritage was interviewed by BBC Spotlight programme about the 12th March 07 visit of 'The Loving Cup' tour of england about why Cornish people object to the Cornish city of Truro being included in the ceremony. No other Celtic region or Country are part of the tour. The BBC only broadcast one line from the interview. The full transcript reveals what was really said... Click the 'read more' link below to read the full transcript of the interview.
 
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The Cornish national minority and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - Part III.

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Mr Hanno Hartig,
Head of Media, Equality & Minorities Department,
Directorate General of Human Rights,
Council of Europe,
F-67075 Strasbourg – Cedex,
France.

Dear Mr Hartig,

The Cornish national minority and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - Part III.


With reference to my previous communication of 5th February 2007 detailing background points in support of an allegation of the violation of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) Article 7 by the government of the United Kingdom being Part I, dated 18th January and Part II dated 5th February 2007.

Submitted herewith is an outline of the legal argument in respect of proposed reasons for the decision of the government of the United Kingdom to exclude the Cornish from the provisions of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in its Second Report to the Council of Europe.
 
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