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What did the Gov do with the Cornish petition of 50,000 signatures?

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Message 121 - posted by MineralMan, Nov 25, 2007

Strangely "Brian", someone called "Ivan" gave exactly that same story on here a few months ago!
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Message 122 - posted by VeryTrue, Nov 25, 2007

Strangely "Brian", someone called "Ivan" gave exactly that same story on here a few months ago!

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In that case, he is clearly the person to talk to when it comes to a discussion of multiple entries under false names on this strangely-vanished referendum.
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Message 123 - posted by Brian, Nov 27, 2007

Yes, and on this very thread too. :)

Guilty as charged, I couldn't be bothered looking up the quote and passed it off without crediting it.

Funny how you were not so outraged when "Gorbollack" passed of a whole webpage as his own work here without bothering to credit it.

But there again, he's one of your lot isn't he.
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Message 124 - posted by c_jenkin, Nov 27, 2007


In fact, the 50,000 came from Cornish VOTERS - less than the total population.



Not true.

Actually VERY TRUE


I know that many people signed this petition on behalf of their family, including kids, and in my mate Jeff's case, his dogs name as well.

All signatures were verified against the electoral register for Cornwall - so children and dogs etc. were all removed as were non residents though they were recognised as supporters of the petition.


I signed it myself in the hope that we could get the referendum asked for, so we could all vote against this stupid bloody idea. :)

I'm glad you believe in democracy - a copy of the verified petition signatories can be found at the Cornwall Record Office - it is not mythical but it would be inappropriate and against the spirit of the DPA to publish it online.

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Message 125 - posted by MineralMan, Nov 27, 2007

Yes, and on this very thread too. :)

Guilty as charged, I couldn't be bothered looking up the quote and passed it off without crediting it.

Funny how you were not so outraged when "Gorbollack" passed of a whole webpage as his own work here without bothering to credit it.

But there again, he's one of your lot isn't he.

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So Brian you are Ivan<biggrin>
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Message 126 - posted by sandPerran, Nov 27, 2007

There are undoubtedly issues of data protection which mean that you cannot put people's names and addresses all over the internet. Indeed, this was an undertaking given to people who signed the declaration.
That was pretty much the joke I already made. Except I didn't use the clever spelling of Blair or put a smiley face at the end. Perhaps that's why it needed repeating.

Still surprises me that given it was converted into electronic form, none of the tedious pressure group websites have proudly uploaded a copy. Unless it is too embarrassing to be shown, of course.

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Message 127 - posted by sandPerran, Nov 27, 2007

Incorrect, because I witnessed the inputting of the forms onto database which included making sure that there was no bogus names etc on it. Checked against the electoral register, bogus entries were chopped.
In fact, the 50,000 came from Cornish VOTERS - less than the total population.



Not true.

I know that many people signed this petition on behalf of their family, including kids, and in my mate Jeff's case, his dogs name as well.

I signed it myself in the hope that we could get the referendum asked for, so we could all vote against this stupid bloody idea. :)

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Message 128 - posted by MineralMan, Nov 27, 2007

The authenticity of the 50,000 petition has been described before. Basically, the detractors are just showing sour grapes.

Along with other methods of support, the petition was highly successful and the next phase or indeed continuum of the programme follows on from this:

www.cornwall24.co.uk...

Many of the detractors are people who neither qualify directly to have been part of the petition or who will not be directly affected by any outcome. The internet is filled up with such serial moaners and whingers.
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Message 129 - posted by VeryTrue, Nov 27, 2007


The internet is filled up with such serial moaners and whingers.

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How true: "Ooo... those English... they are all out to get us poor deprived Cornish.... it's so unfair... we're so oppressed... Why don't they understand us... we have a unique culture... waa waaa" (to be played on an endless loop with RandOM CapitALIZatIONS)
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