Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Symposium on a Cornish Assembly

Today, I was one of the guests who took part in a symposium on the topic of Cornish devolution at Tremough. It was organised by Garry Tregidga and his team at the Institute of Cornish Studies.

I had the pleasurable duty of debating the merits of a Cornish Assembly with two other councillors who serve on the unitary authority: Fiona Ferguson (Conservative) and Simon Rix (Liberal Democrat). There were also contributions from Julian German on behalf of the Cornish Constitutional Convention, Bernard Deacon on neo-liberalism and the impact on democracy, and Ben Dobson on economic matters, while John Ault gave a rundown on interesting findings from the Camborne and Redruth constituency poll from November 2014.

All in all it was a thought-provoking day and great to see people discussing the merits of a Cornish Assembly.

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