Monday, 31 March 2008

‘Kernow should have its own police force!’

As some of you will be aware, Cornwall is one of six Celtic nations and it is also the name of a city in eastern Ontario, Canada. The former has a population of just over half a million people, while the latter has a population of almost 46 000.

However, whereas Cornwall the nation (Kernow) has to share its police force with England in the shape of the Devon and Cornwall Police Constabulary, Cornwall city has its own police force called Cornwall Police. It seems ironic, but understandable that a city with a population not much bigger than the Camborne, Pool, Redruth urban regeneration area has its own police force, while Kernow suffers under a colonial force.

It is ironic in that Kernow is more than ten times bigger than Cornwall the city and understandable in that Kernow is a subjugated nation. I know we have said this before on this site, but I need to say it again: ‘Kernow should have its own police force!’

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