Thursday, 24 April 2014

"Cornish people granted serf status"

From the BBC:

Cornish people have been granted serf status under Prince Charles' new rules for his now independent Duchy.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will make the announcement on a visit to the country later.

Dick Cole, leader of Mebyon Kernow, which campaigned for Cornish devolution, said: "This is a fantastic development. This is a proud day for Cornwall. We salute our new overlord!"

The Cornish will gain the same status as communities in mediaeval and feudal times. Elections have been deemed unnecessary and the leaders of Mebyon Kernow will be burned at the stake.

A spokesman for Prince Charles, who is due to visit Bodmin as soon as they have finished building a castle for him, said:

"Cornish people have a proud history and a distinct identity. I am delighted that we have been able to officially recognise this and afford the Cornish people the same status as their forefathers."

3 comments:

The Stigler said...

Isn't "unique cultural identity" pretty close to "inbred"?

Bayard said...

Oh, great. Now the Cornish will have to suffer all the bilingual bollox that the Irish, Scottish and Welsh have to suffer, radio and TV channels, road signs, official literature, fake "translations" of place names etc. The mind boggles at the expenditure.

The Stigler said...

Bayard,

A friend of mine lived in Cardiff for a while. He had to buy a satellite dish, or else C4 was S4C with lots of programmes replaced with Welsh programmes.

He also said that one bloke at work (this was in the NHS) would insist on having a Welsh translator at meetings, despite the fact that he could speak English.

It's all bollocks. If people want to learn Gaelic or Cornish, the state should have as much to do with it as someone who wants to learn Klingon or Esperanto. Stick your hand in your pocket and pay for lessons in your hobby.

(Klingon and Esperanto at least allow you to speak to a few people that you couldn't speak to before).