In the 1950's there was a revolution in Cuba, rebels landed on the island and in time overthrew the fascist Batista US backed regime. There's a lesson here for Mebyon Kernow, not that we need to take up arms or need to provoke a communist revolution or even that we need to start smoking cigars. The lesson for us coming into this general election can be summed in Fidel Castro's thoughts after the revolution: "I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action." MK might not have hundreds of thousands to spend on this election like other parties and tv coverage, paid staff and all the other advantages they have. However we do have faith, a plan of action and a clear message and more than 10 or 15 people!
The lesson of the Cuban revolution was that those 82 men quickly snowballed. That people identified with their principles and shared with them the desire to rid themselves of the old regime that did not work for the people. We must take inspiration from this and find those people that want change, that want a better Cornwall and to reach out to them so together we can achieve our goals.
We need to attract more people to our cause, and so if you are reading this and want to fight for Cornwall, get in touch with Mebyon Kernow here or to help my campaign in St Ives email me here.
The Party for Cornwall is fighting for:
A better deal for Cornwall.
More powers for Cornwall.
A fairer society.
At the bare minimum please register to vote.