A Cornish comedian claims that contrary to other media reports it is England that has been cut off from Cornwall, not the other way around, after the county’s main railway link was obliterated by storms earlier this week.
Local funny-man Kernow King, said the Cornish people, who do not “feel particularly English anyway”, will not feel cut off from England. But claims the mainland should feel cut off from Cornwall.
That was before offering David “Dave” Cameron a guided tour of the “real Cornwall” and asking the Prime Minister to buy him a “bleddy pasty” since he started taxing them.
But he acknowledges that rather than drive communities apart, the damaged railway link will pull people together in a typically Cornish fashion.
He said: “You see, we’ve always felt different in Cornwall. It’s why squillions of people come to Cornwall every year! Our history, our language, our culture, our sports, our people. We’re Cornish before we are anything else.”
Kernow King made the comments as part of an article he wrote for national newspaper The Guardian.
The Dawlish railway line was wiped out by a huge tidal surge earlier this week.
It could take up to six months to repair costing the local economy millions of pounds.
The government has promised a review of alternative rail routes in the south-west.