“Should more power be devolved to Cornwall and, if so, in what form?
If the answer is ‘no’, please say why not.”
For me the question: should Cornwall have more power? Is like asking if I’d like to spend my money
or if I’d like someone else to spend it. Although I might sometimes spend my money wisely and
other times come back with magic beans, it’s about choice. I’d prefer it was my decision, so I could
spend my money, on my priorities and if I end up with a beanstalk, I’ve only myself to blame!
That is the nub of it, currently our taxes travel 300 miles, there they decide how to spend it and send
the money back. People that make these decisions aren’t elected by the people of Cornwall and they
don’t have to live with their decisions day in day out. We need decision making by people that live
here and are accountable to us.
For too long we’ve seen our industries fade, earnings fall and house prices rise with little interest
from successive Westminster governments. This situation must stop. We need the powers to make
our own policies: to foster Cornish successes and address our own problems. Cornwall needs a law
To see Mebyon Kernow’s detailed plans for an assembly go to our website.