In brief 2

May 10, 2002

In the feature about identity and devolution in Britain, (Features, THES , May 3) England is referred to as "the little bit of the UK we tend to forget".

But concerning devolution, it is Cornwall that tends to be put to one side in the hope that it will forget and will be forgotten - despite having sent a petition of 50,468 names to the government calling for a Cornish Assembly.

On this issue, Southwest England, with which Cornwall is often erroneously included, seems unenthusiastic to the point of hostility.

Cornwall is the only region outside Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to have expressed measurable grass-roots support for a regional assembly.

Roger Holmes

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