26 June 2012
The leader of Mebyon Kernow (MK), the Cornish nationalist party, said the other day in an interview with the Observer that there are 600 members of the party. That represents about 0.14 percent of the adult population of Cornwall, about one in seven hundred. Actually, I am unclear whether the six hundred figure includes people outside the county; I expect it does.
Six hundred does not suggest to me widespread and enthusiastic support for MK but rather large indifference by most people here.
Two years ago in 2010 there were 793 members of the Labour party in Cornwall.