In 1998 Cornwall was recognised by the UK Government as having "distinct cultural and historical factors reflecting a Celtic background", thus allowing it to be separated in a regional and economic sense from Devon. This fact underlines the importance of Celticity to Cornwall in recent years. In July 2000 Mebyon Kernow issued the "Declaration for a Cornish Assembly".
"Cornwall is a distinct region. It has a clearly defined economic, administrative and social profile. Cornwall's unique identity reflects its Celtic character, culture and environment. We declare that the people of Cornwall will be best served in their future governance by a Cornish regional assembly. We therefore commit ourselves to setting up the Cornish Constitutional Convention with the intention of achieving a devolved Cornish Assembly--Senedh Kernow."
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Opposition to this from Cornwall has been large and there has been a two day
Boundary Commission hearing at Truro and you can see Mebyon Kernow leader reports on it here .
This is not just a case for Wales to support Cornwall's separate Identity. it is also a warning for the future.
By voting for Brexit with England, Wales surrendered much of negotiating powers and there has been speculation of a political concept of Wangland,in a scenario where Scotland has left the Union.
If this was to be given further Kudos, then there could be an argument that whilst recognising some cultural differences , there is no reason why some parts of Wales could not be merged into English-Welsh constituencies,
People on both sides of the border were angry that reforms going through parliament could lead to at least one "Devonwall" constituency, straddling Cornwall and Devon were first put forward .
At the time interview with ITV's the West Country Tonight at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham in 2010.
David Cameron said
"It's the Tamar, not the Amazon, for heaven's sake,"Stopping a Devonwall constituency is something we should totally back in its own right.
But who knows if such an argument could be made that the Welsh boarder is just lines on a map that has no part in how Westminster Constituency boundaries are draw,