Is Cornwall a region?

Julia Goldsworthy, Lib Dem MP for Falmouth and Cambourne, says yes. Facebook says no. But Julia isn’t taking no for an answer.

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15 Comments

  • Peterborough is still waiting for it’s own network too…how facebook decides these things is one of the mysteries of modern life…

  • Real regions are what people feel to be regions. We Yorkshire folk are clear. Yorkshire is a County; but nobody else belongs in the same region as us.

    Anyway, this is something to be decided locally, not by a Westminster MP.

  • Cornwall certainly deserves its own region on facebook, and certainly more than those British armed forces-hating people of Peterborough.

  • Martin Land 25th Mar '08 - 9:34pm

    Cornwall was a region 1500 years before Facebook was invented and will be 1500 after it has disappeared.

  • Pretty sad to see some of this anti Cornwall comments.

  • Cornwall is a country which was annexed by England a few hundred years ago. I suggest some of you read the Wikipedia entry for “Cornwall”, or try http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A10686710 for a brief overview. Dismissing Cornwall as a mere county is a poor move politically if you want to keep all your Cornish seats at the next election.

  • Pretty sad to see anti-Peterborough comments too….I have a very dear friend in the RAF, I marched against the Iraq war too, so I am the last person you could call ‘forces-hating’ …absurd generalisation anybody??

  • Good luck Julia!

  • As a Cornish resident I’m desperate to have Cornwall as a network region on Facebook. At the moment the whole county is treated as a suburb of Plymouth

  • LiberalHammer 31st Mar '08 - 1:18pm

    It’s Facebook. Please. Not worth worrying about.

    And Cornwall is no more a region than Hertfordshire in any event. It is a county.

  • Is Cornwall a region, a county or a country?
    All of the above if you want it to be – choose your own construct (but don’t seek to impose it on everyone else)

    I’ve always found Cornwall to be crammed full of eminently sensible and pragmatic people (like most of the rest of the UK in fact) with a great deal of issues to be resolved over housing, jobs and so on (once again like many other parts of the UK)

    I’ve also known many Cornishmen and women who’ve moved around the UK and beyond…

    Perhaps it’s time to look forwards though instead of the ‘regional nats’ attempting to Balkanise the UK.

    (And Jack – try not to rely too heavily on Wikipedia as it is deeply flawed and proven to be inaccurate – especially when it comes to the representation of culture and cultural groups. That’s why most colleges and universities do not accept references to it.)

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