“English Nationalism in Cornwall
Today, I have been carefully removing St George ‘England’ flag stickers which have been attached to signs in the Redruth area. These were placed over signs which advertised things of Cornish cultural interest, our mining heritage, Cornish language and so on.
This follows on from the English Defence League St George ‘England’ flag stickers which were unlawfully plastered over direction signs in Hayle, Redruth, Newquay and elsewhere.
It seems we have English Nationalists active in our Duchy.
I have reported all these unlawful postings to the various Council authorities who in turn are liaising with the police.
Similarly, heritage signage where the European Union regional funding logo appears has also been defaced and this has also been reported to the appropriate authorities. Cornwall has benefitted from being in Europe and the Cornish are an outward looking people who continue to walk the world as our ancestors did.
English nationalism is not welcome in Cornwall. We don’t need it or welcome it. We particularly don’t need it defacing our heritage signage where it is being used as a statement of superiority over the indigenous Cornish people who have their own rich heritage.”
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