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Anti-UK sentiment grows as Cornwall joins breakaway fight

Robert Carter 
Press TV, London

As anti-Westminster sentiment continues to rise, another part of Britain is entering the fight to break away from the UK.

Cornwall, located on the south west of the Island, is witnessing the start of a new pro-independence advocacy group which aims to revive the lesser-known campaign for Cornish independence.

AUOB Kernow is the latest branch of a wider group which has branches in Scotland and Wales. In both countries, AUOB has become a leading protest group opening up the debate on independence in unprecedented ways. Locals hope the same can be done in Cornwall.

Many Cornish people, who are a recognized Celtic minority, have various grievances with the English-centric London rule, including a lack of funding and a systematic destruction of an ancient culture.

In past campaigns, activists have been branded as “nationalists” who hate the English, a claim rejected by locals.

For now, Cornish independence is a minority view, but lifelong campaigners believe things are changing.

The idea of Scotland or Wales breaking away has sent shivers down no.10. This latest development in Cornwall will surely only worsen Downing Streets fears.


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