YOU SEEK THEM HERE, YOU SEEK THEM THERE…
16 October 2014
…Those damned invisible nationalists
There is a Cornwall Council by-election on 6 November 2014. There are candidates standing from the Conservatives, Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats, and UKIP.
Do you notice the black hole, the empty place, the vacant chair?
Mebyon Kernow (MK) has not put up a candidate. The Cornish Nationalist Party (CNP) has not put up a candidate. Two nationalist parties, no candidate, a double failure. The CNP can reasonably say it is a new political party, still finding its feet, still organising itself. But MK has been around for decades.
All that flag waving, all that scribbling, all those policies, all those petitions – and no candidate. All that chatter of a Cornish assembly – and no candidate.
Listen, listen to rally cry of MK, the self-described party for Cornwall, to its foot soldiers: Go back to your constituencies and prepare for sleep.
‘We seek him here…’ ORCZY Emma The scarlet pimpernel Chapter 12
‘Go back to your constituencies and prepare for government’ STEEL David, speech to 1981 Liberal Party conference