Saturday 25 June 2016



Cornwall voted to leave the EU.

Membership of the EU hit Cornwall's fishing industry.

Cornwall is a somewhat neglected area - just like Mississippi in the USA, or Barlanark in Scotland.

Cornwall has no motorways.


In 2004, the GDP per head in Cornwall was 79.2% of the EU average.

In 2011, GDP per head in Cornwall was 64% of the European average.[98]

The GDP per head in the UK as a whole was 123.0% of the EU average.[97]

David Cameron in Cornwall.

If Cornwall was a country, it would be poorer than Lithuania and Hungary.

The EU has been giving Cornwall £60 million (60,000,000) per year, on average.

In the last 15 years, the EU has put £1 billion into Cornwall - including improving internet connections, and helping fund the Eden Project (a cluster of giant tropical domes) and Newquay Airport.

Compare that with the £14.5 billion (14,500,000,000) UK government expenditure on London's Crossrail project.

Nearly half England's infrastructure spending is spent in London.

What Cornwall did not get from the EU was:


A thriving fishing industry

An end to poverty.

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At 25 June 2016 at 13:08 , Blogger Unknown said...

Motorways link cities. There are no cities in Cornwall.Building motorways would thus be pointless.
Fishing areas around Cornwall can't thrive because there's no fish.the industry has been in decline due to this since around 1900.
Trying to blame this on the EU doesn't stand up to much scrutiny.Cornwall is not going to be better off due to Brexit in fact quite the opposite.

At 25 June 2016 at 13:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truro is a City.

At 25 June 2016 at 14:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 25 June 2016 at 15:16 , Anonymous Hels said...

Unknown you are talking arse. Truro is a city.

The A30 on Bodmin moor is having a bit of a rebuild, you should be able to get to Rock much easier soon.
No fish if every European nation can come in to our waters and clean up, while our boys are told what they can do........from bleddy Brussels.
God knows how the Cornish vote was only 56% for the leave, 8 out of 10 at least I would have said!

Sod the EU

Kernow Bys Vyken

At 25 June 2016 at 17:11 , Blogger Liz said...

Too right about the motorways..

..but as far as the fishing is concerned, it would seem you have been misinformed.
When fishermen reach their quota they have to tip the load ....quite literally there is another foreign(eu member state) trawler at his heel picking up the how pathetic is that!

How sick must those fishermen feel!

At 25 June 2016 at 22:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cornish people voted to leave....
Cornwall Council are the ones making headlines asking the government for money.
Money the the government gave to Brussels in the first place!

Kernow Kensa!!

At 26 June 2016 at 00:01 , Blogger Kaivey said...

By John Pilger,

A forewarning came when the Treasurer, George Osborne, the embodiment of both Britain's ancient regime and the banking mafia in Europe, threatened to cut £30 billion from public services if people voted the wrong way; it was blackmail on a shocking scale.

Immigration was exploited in the campaign with consummate cynicism, not only by populist politicians from the lunar right, but by Labour politicians drawing on their own venerable tradition of promoting and nurturing racism, a symptom of corruption not at the bottom but at the top. The reason millions of refugees have fled the Middle East - irst Iraq, now Syria - are the invasions and imperial mayhem of Britain, the United States, France, the European Union and Nato. Before that, there was the wilful destruction of Yugoslavia. Before that, there was the theft of Palestine and the imposition of Israel.

The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern "globalisation", with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor: its freedom for capital and denial of freedom to labour; its perfidious politicians and politicised civil servants.

All this has now come home to Europe, enriching the likes of Tony Blair and impoverishing and disempowering millions. On 23 June, the British said no more.

The most effective propagandists of the "European ideal" have not been the far right, but an insufferably patrician class for whom metropolitan London is the United Kingdom. Its leading members see themselves as liberal, enlightened, cultivated tribunes of the 21st century zeitgeist, even "cool". What they really are is a bourgeoisie with insatiable consumerist tastes and ancient instincts of their own superiority. In their house paper, the Guardian, they have gloated, day after day, at those who would even consider the EU profoundly undemocratic, a source of social injustice and a virulent extremism known as "neoliberalism".

At 26 June 2016 at 00:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another excerpt from Pilger's article. So Martin Kettle doesn't believe in democracy because we are liable to get out wrong.

The wealthy war criminal Tony Blair remains a hero of the Mandelson "European" class, though few will say so these days. The Guardian once described Blair as "mystical" and has been true to his "project" of rapacious war. The day after the vote, the columnist Martin Kettle offered a Brechtian solution to the misuse of democracy by the masses. "Now surely we can agree referendums are bad for Britain", said the headline over his full-page piece. The "we" was unexplained but understood - just as "these people" is understood. "The referendum has conferred less legitimacy on politics, not more," wrote Kettle. " ... the verdict on referendums should be a ruthless one. Never again."

The kind of ruthlessness Kettle longs for is found in Greece, a country now airbrushed. There, they had a referendum and the result was ignored. Like the Labour Party in Britain, the leaders of the Syriza government in Athens are the products of an affluent, highly privileged, educated middle class, groomed in the fakery and political treachery of post-modernism. The Greek people courageously used the referendum to demand their government sought "better terms" with a venal status quo in Brussels that was crushing the life out of their country. They were betrayed, as the British would have been betrayed

At 26 June 2016 at 00:23 , Blogger Unknown said...

Fantastic article by John Pilger....... sums it up for me.

At 26 June 2016 at 02:29 , Blogger Kaivey said...

About Trump. It's all debt that he has, he doesn't own much of it. Listen to this rat work behind the scenes to stich up his supporters.

This is an excellent interview, Greg Palast is always entertaining.

The Hidden Billionaires behind Trump

June 24, 2016

The Foreclosure King, The Three-Headed Dog From Hell and Goldman Sachs

Trump desperately needs to get his tiny hands on some cash to fund his presidential campaign. On TV, Trump may play the role of a gazillionaire, but the reality of his TV persona is that it’s all paid for with other people’s money. His self-funding pledge is going the way of all Trump’s promises — down the gilded crapper. This week on The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Election Crimes Bulletin,we focus on where and how Trump is going to get his campaign funds — and the deal he’s made with Wall Street’s devils in order to get it.

At 27 June 2016 at 13:31 , Blogger Unknown said...

You are correct - I am taking are. Truro is a city. With a population of 20 thousand it ranks as the 506th city/town in the UK. It still doesn't need a motorway.


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