[lg policy] Cornish language funding stopped by government

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Fri Apr 22 09:03:05 UTC 2016


The Queen's birthday yesterday was a good day to release bad news!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-36104716

The wider political context of this, indicated in the article, is devolution of 
funding towards local authorities in the UK, under the Localism Act 2011: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Localism_Act_2011. This draws decision-making power 
over such things away from central govt and towards local govt.

There's also a public petition to parliament to reverse the decision:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/128474

This is a somewhat shaky moment for funding to be withdrawn, given the significant 
changes underway to the institutional structure of the Cornish language revival, 
discussed towards the end of (ahem) my latest article: 
https://www.academia.edu/13099456/ (co-authored).

Dave

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Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers



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