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British government grants minority status to Cornish people.

BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-April 25, 2014-British government grants minority status to Cornish people


HM Treasury on Thursday revealed that chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said that the history, unique culture, and distinctive language of Cornwall will be fully recognised under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

For the first time the British government has recognised the distinctive culture and history of the Cornish and it is now afforded the same status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities as the UK's other Celtic people, including the Scottish, the Welsh and the Irish.

Alexander commented "Cornish people have a proud history and a distinct identity. I am delighted that we have been able to officially recognise this and afford the Cornish people the same status as other minorities in the UK... The Cornish language has already been recognised under European rules for minority languages. In March this year, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that the government would be investing a further GBP120,000 into the Cornish Language Partnership (MAGA) to promote and develop the language."

(EUR1 = GBP0.82)

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Date:Apr 25, 2014
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