Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, announced on Thursday that Cornish history, language and culture are now protected under the 1998 European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities bill.
The decision has put Cornish heritage in line with the legal recognition afforded to Scottish, Welsh and Irish cultures.
Speaking on a visit to Bodmin, Mr Alexander said: “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.”
Comment Can we now expect some practical impacts like for example a recognition that unsustainable population growth due to in-migration has a direct impact on the Cornish population as well as being inherently unsustainable in itself!