Wednesday, 2 April 2008

“Devolution of policing is important” George Bush

In a St Patrick’s Day address with the Taoiseach/ Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, Bertie Ahern, in the USA in March, the President of the United States, George Bush said:

Taoiseach; as you said, the devolution of policing is important, and we support that.”

Policing is devolved in Scotland and will no doubt soon be devolved in the north of Ireland. There is little reason why, along with political devolution for Cornwall, devolution of the police and other services to Cornwall should not be specifically campaigned for.

The Cornwall Constabulary was amalgamated with constabularies in England on 1st April 1967 and since this time there are been amalgamation of services in almost every sphere. The reason for this is that the London Government wants to hammer out an artificial south west region of England and include Cornwall along with it. Rather than services being devolved therefore, the police, fire brigade, ambulance are being more centralized, with the loss of jobs for Cornwall and technical know how.

Bush (and the London Government) supports the devolution of policing to the north of Ireland, so why not to Cornwall?

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