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Cornish demand respect for the flag of St Piran

D Brown of Carnon Downs has every right to defend his English flag. For clarity, may I point out the following facts: Cornwall is a Celtic county, along with Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. This nation is not English, nor is it represented on the English flag.

One can assure D Brown that the Cornish nation is only too aware of what England means to it. Namely, invasion, oppression and the attempted suppression of Cornish history, culture and identity. These last three will never succeed while a Cornish person breathes.

Our Celtic relations, named above, are welcome here as we are welcomed in their respective countries. Cornwall is separate from England. This fact was acknowledged in word and deed by Queen Elizabeth 1. One accepts D Brown's grace in apologising for England's history, however this writer does feel that a further apology is due to the Cornish nation for listening to any form of terrorist. Cornish youth, at this moment, is fighting and dying alongside English youth, in order to protect us all from terrorists. Cornishmen fought and died, beside the English, in the trenches of World War I and World War II.

By all means show your pride in your flag of St George, D Brown preferably in your own country. Whilst you assist in the occupation of ours, the Cornish would appreciate the respect due to the flag of St Piran.

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