Category Archives: The Column

County, Duchy, Nation or Country? The Case For Cornwall!

by Craig Weatherhill     Introduction FOR many decades, Cornwall has been the poor relation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  It vies with the west of…

Gwithewgh Kernow Kowal! – Keep Kernow Whole!

Gorsedh Kernow says “Gwithewgh Kernow Kowal! – Keep Kernow Whole!” The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 stated that the number of seats in the UK parliament should be…

Take your Inquiry and be gone Mr Emerson

To the Cornwall Local Plan Examination Held 09:30 Tuesday 17th May, 2016 Atlantic Hotel, Dane Road, Newquay TR7 1EN An Open Submission – the basis of Mike Chappel’s evidence for…

A Cultural Insult a Day?

Are those upcountry trying to crank up the cultural insults rate of fire to one a day, or just two a week? Following on from the UK Government’s inexplicable killing…

The Cornish language – why should Britain care?

By CRAIG WEATHERHILL · MONDAY, 25 APRIL 2016 The ancient monuments of Britain’s landscape are loved, nurtured and cared for. Every year, thousands of people descend on the great stone…

Selling Cornwall by the Pound

Housing Requirement for Cornwall: Who’s having the say? CORNWALL COUNCIL DRAFT LOCAL (HOUSING) PLAN OR:  SELLING CORNWALL BY THE POUND By Craig Weatherill For this, and true to their accustomed…

Why should I be funding the Cornish language when I don’t speak it?

“I don’t speak Cornish, so why should my taxes fund the Cornish language?” – a response to this often asked question! We pay so much tax in this country, that…

The very curious demise of a less than Cornish newspaper

I strolled into my local shop the other day and whilst there standing in the queue waiting to purchase a pint of milk, my eyes were drawn to the large…

National Minority status and what it means to us

By Maureen Fuller: Dear All, I have had several appreciative messages about my speech on Saturday and others who have heard about it but not seen the content. Here it…

Taxpayer funded body refuses to reply to taxpayers – Appalling (An open letter)

Open Letter, by Craig Weatherhill Letter to Andrew Vines, “English” Heritage, 26 March 2014. (copies to: Maria Miller, Culture Minister; Andrew George MP; George Eustice MP; Ian Liddell-Grainger MP; SPM,…