Friday, 15 June 2007

Cornwall for the Cornish ?

All nationalism is stupid.

At the BNP end of the spectrum, in all its racist and fascist varieties it is repugnant. In its Little Englander, xenophobic and small minded varieties it is infuriating and depressing. And then in its hopeless eccentric lost cause variety it is plain hilarious.

Which is why I have included in full this statement from the Cornish National Liberation Army. Funny at the moment , but just imagine for a minute that the arseholes who wrote this ever actually took power. The regime would look like a fourth reich in miniature complete with 'incomers' taking the place of Jews.

There's not much of a Black or Asian community in Cornwall, but just imagine if some of these 'incomers' were non-Aryan, or that it was Ainsley Harriot rather than Rick Stein who had a restaurant there. This whole business would seem a bit less comic then.

Any similarities to Reg's speech from Monty Python's People's Front of Judea are I'm sure coincidental - a sense of humour is probably not part of these guys' arsenal:

Following a recent meeting between members of the AN GOF militant organisation (originally founded in 1980 and reformed in 2007) and the Cornish National Liberation Army it has been agreed to stand both Organisations down and to reform as the CORNISH NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY. The CNLA will maintain an east and west division in Kernow.

The previous AN GOF programme to remove all flags of St. George (white with a red cross) from our Country of Cornwall (Kernow) will be incorporated into the new tactical objectives plan.

We are pleased to announce substantial funding from the other Celtic Countries and from Irish groups in the United States of America. Our growing membership, a combination of younger and more experienced patriots, operating in devolved groups under the control of a central Council have received training from members of the Free Wales Army (FWA), the Scottish National Liberation Army (SNLA) and members of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and the now defunct Provisional Irish Republican Army (Provo IRA). We have recruited members from one of these organisations into the CNLA and hope others will follow. We do have limited weapons available but intend to reply on more controlled methods to achieve our aims.

Two of our members have been approached by Cornish residents of the town regarding the problems caused by Stein. He owns businesses at: The Seafood Restaurant, St. Petroc´s Hotel, The Cafe and Stein´s Shop, The Seafood School, Fish and Chips and Deli and The St. Edmund´s Hotel.
Recently at the Obby Oss Day he was rough handled by local Cornish Nationals sickened at his presence in our Country whilst he was in a local Public House. He will deny all knowledge of this for fear of bad publicity to his business interests although what happened was witnessed by many.
In a recent letter to Tony Rickard, a local protest leader (who has no connection with the CNLA at all) he stated that other businesses ´have benefited from the rosy glow of (Stein´s) publicity´.They have not and many have witnessed the effect Stein has had in our Cornish port of Padstow. We feel that the time must now be here for Stein to feel the ´rosy glow´of a real fire and so we declare his businesses, him and his clients and their transport a bone fide target.

We have seen the effects of this arrogant English man in our Country causing property prices to swell. We also declare this man, his business and the Watergate Bay Hotel, clients and cars bone fide targets.

This English flag (white with a red cross) has no place in Kernow no more than it does in Scotland, Wales or Ireland. Its presence insults many Cornish people some of whom are afraid to say as much. It is a flagrant reminder of the 1549 Cornish Holocaust and is used by our enemies, the British National Party and the Unionist parties in the North of Ireland. The now defunct An Gof organisation removed such flags at Tresillian and on the Bodmin Moor cafes and elsewhere and are pleased to note that the untarnished and non Imperialistic flag of St Piran (black with a white cross) is now seen on the Moors. This St. Piran´s flag is a guarantee of safety whilst those flying the Flag of St. George (white with a red cross) are bone fide targets of the CNLA be such flyers English incomers, misinformed Cornish Nationals or Tourists. To fly this flag is an invitation for our devolved operatives to take action and other damage to property cannot be ruled out.

Whilst we greatly admire and respect the efforts of Cornish Nationals who seek change through moderate means, we note that previous members of the IRA are now in power in the North of Ireland showing that there is a place for military action. Therefore we may use direct means to underline the efforts of moderate Cornish Nationals.

Kernow Bys Vyken !

signed: The Council of the Cornish National Liberation Army


Steve said...

What was your source for this statement?

journeyman said...

It was emailed to the Western Morning News(
- have a look there for more reports of their previous heroic attacks on a hairdressers and a bingo hall.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the An Gof army, Cornish National Liberation Army and Cornish Republican Army are still active? (as they last featured in the Cornish press in 2009 when they painted anti-incomer, anti-English and anti-overseas student graffiti in Falmouth). The Cornish National Movement (CNM) are the new kids on the block and they are opposed to "non-Cornish, non-Celtic and non-European immigration". Sounds like a Cornish version of the BNP.

Anonymous said...

Everyone will know by now that the press in Kernow are gagged and so we are sending this message around.

The Cornish National Liberation Army (CNLA) have now changed their name to the Cornish Republican Army (CRA). This is because from the beginning, others have been using our name for their own reasons. This has resulted in many people being arrested. These people are not of our organisation. They have been copycats from the start although we do not condemn them as they all appear to be genuine patriots. No member of our organisation has ever been arrested. The police who are controlled by the English Imperial System (EIS) have come nowhere near our membership. None of our members can be members of any other organisation in Kernow nor do any of our activists know the identity of anyone else other than their own 'partner'. Also, the title Cornish Republican Army makes fundraising easier as it more closely describes us and is easily recognised in the USA and in the other Celtic Nations.

Our organisation has grown and we now have one member who is prepared to pay the ultimate price in the battle for Kernow. She realises that the EIS police are prepared to commit murder as happened in London when an innocent man was killed by them - Jean Charles Menezes. She is prepared to sacrifice herself although we shall not ask for this lightly - only as a last measure.

We did set off a practise device in the old Redruth Brewery and are responsible for the two fires in Truro and the one in Penryn.

We are also responsible for the damage to Stein´s Restaurant. The fact that the EIS police arrested someone in Coventry is a 'red herring'.

We have removed literally scores of Blood Cross flags and destroyed them.
We have also issued warnings to owners of holiday businesses flying the blood cross flag.

We have always admitted responsibility to the press for our actions.
They have not published most of these admissions and we think that they have been gagged by the EIS.

We have ceased activities against Stein and Oliver, but our activities against second and expensive English owned homes will continue. We also intend to target those authorities including the EIS police who victimise Cornish people. What have we to fear or lose - nothing.

We note that others are damaging the English Tudor Signs and we support this action. Letters sent to the EIS are wasted efforts. The English have never allowed freedom to any peoples without a fight and although we understand those who believe that freedom can be won through democracy or political means, we do not accept this. What has really been won this past 50 years? - nothing other than an ethnic cleansing of the people of Kernow.

We are in no hurry to conduct actions and so these will happen over a period of time.

Any readers can feel free to circulate this message anywhere.

signed: The Central Council of the Cornish Republican Army