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From Cornwall to Scotland, the
UK is in dire need of defenders

Telegraph [UK], by Charles Moore

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 4/26/2014 2:54:33 AM

Why is it a good thing for the Cornish--or for anyone else--that they have now been officially declared a “national minority”? Cornwall has a distinct history of which it is justly proud. But the same can be said of Co Durham, with its centuries of self-government as a Prince-bishopric, or Northumberland, or Yorkshire. [Snip] There is something unhealthy and divisive about this obsession with legally defining minorities. People say it “celebrates diversity”, but actually it forces people into tortuous self-definitions which do not reflect modern reality; and it is uncomfortable for those it excludes. I am Sussex born and bred,

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Moore´s supremely on-point article springs from the recent declaration that Cornwall has been deemed a "national minority" by the EU. I don´t have the inclination to research it but it seems highly logical that "diverse" and "diverge" come from the same Latin root. The EU knows what it´s doing: dividing and conquering.

Patriotic Americans know all about "diversity." Progressives refer to us as "haters," the appellation most preferred by progressives for those who see the grinning man behind the diversity curtain and who disagree with other far-left philosophies.

      


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Why is it a good thing for the Cornish--or for anyone else--that they have now been officially declared a “national minority”? Cornwall has a distinct history of which it is justly proud. But the same can be said of Co Durham, with its centuries of self-government as a Prince-bishopric, or Northumberland, or Yorkshire. [Snip] There is something unhealthy and divisive about this obsession with legally defining minorities. People say it “celebrates diversity”, but actually it forces people into tortuous self-definitions which do not reflect modern reality; and it is uncomfortable for those it excludes. I am Sussex born and bred,

   

 

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