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"It's England that's cut off from Cornwall, not the other way round", claims Cornish comedian Kernow King

By WBJLock  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

Kernow King.

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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.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  February 10 2014, 4:08PM

    Chill. Its comedy and should be seen as such. Just like the writings of Big-Ger and Truro I dont know where I am England.

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  • Big_Ger  |  February 07 2014, 8:11PM

    I bet people who live in Saltash, but work and shop in Plymouth get heartily sick of this "crossing the border" nonsense. As "getafish460" says it's an old joke dating from a 1930's newspaper headline, not even original and way behind the times. Par for the nationalist crowd then.

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  • Getafish460  |  February 07 2014, 6:26PM

    I recall a similar quip put out many years ago when a long endured fog in the channel cut the continent off from Britain, as it was put, so that's an old gag, and it's someone else's!! just revamped for the times.

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  • guy_c  |  February 07 2014, 9:44AM

    The touchpaper has been lit. Let us all look towards the Kernow King for his kernels of wisdom!

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  • Truro_England  |  February 06 2014, 11:02PM

    I don't like him and I don't think he's funny, that's my freedom of opinion.

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  • break  |  February 06 2014, 10:54PM

    England's cut off from Cornwall,oh no,how are they meant to get to their second homes now?

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  • martian1956  |  February 06 2014, 8:49PM

    Cut of from England? Now there's Cornish logic for you. Rubbish comedian only liked because of his attitude to his country men who do not live county Cornwall.

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  • JeremyBadger  |  February 06 2014, 5:47PM


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  • BobToronto  |  February 06 2014, 3:24PM

    Marj, Ba, picky!

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  • MarjProops  |  February 06 2014, 1:57PM

    Has the boundary between the Counties of Cornwall and Devon changed?. I believe you can still get a train from Cornwall in to say Plymouth which is in Devon.

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