Cornwall is a county in the far South West of England - though the crazy extremist group CNLA (Cornish National Liberation Army) wants Cornwall to SPLIT from England (though not necessarily Britain) as a separate nation. Cornwall was the last part of what is now England to be conquered by the Anglo-Saxons when the Ancient Britons in the area were defeated by Wessex king Athelstan who then incorparated it into his kingdom. Later, Wessex and the other Anglo-Kingdoms unified together to form England, and the Celts formed Scotland and Wales.

Cornwall still has its own Celtic language - Cornish, spoken by 350,000 people - which is the only other Anglic language other than English (though Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic and Manx are the other Celtic languages spoken in the British Isles outside England itself).

The people of Cornwall and the rest of England's West Country (comprising Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire) speak in what we call "pirate accents" as they sound just like the pirates from the movies - "Oooooh Arrrrrr!" The reason for this is that the West Country has long been the centre of English maritime culture - famous English West Country sailors include Drake, Hawkins, Frobisher and Raleigh. Because of this, the accents was adopted for pirates in the movies.

However, the CNLA (Cornish National Liberation Army) think Cornwall - as the last Celtic bastion against the Anglo-Saxons of what is now England - should be separate from England, and have gone on their own little (and laughable) terror campaign.....

IRA? No, it's the Ooh-Arrr-A

'Ground zero' ... gutted brewery

JUNE 22, 2007

Cornwall - the CNLA think Cornwall should not be a part of England

BARMY extremists from the badlands of Cornwall have launched their “terror” campaign — by setting fire to an empty building.

The Cornwall National Liberation Army then APOLOGISED for the inconvenience.

Six fire crews raced to a derelict brewery in Redruth at 3am after a series of blazes broke out inside.

The CNLA later sent an email to their local paper, the Cornish Guardian, admitting: “We claim responsibility for the fire which was caused while we were trying out various types of incendiary devices.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our public services but we needed to test our devices in an urban environment.”

A Fire Brigade spokeswoman said: “We dealt with it as we would any fire.

“It’s now a police matter.”

The blaze, which gutted the two-storey building, was the group’s first action since issuing a “directive” last week threatening to firebomb Cornish restaurants owned by celebrity chefs Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver.

The “Cornish Nasties”, who want an independent Cornwall, are also threatening to target “outsiders” who own second homes in the county and “intruders” who fly the English flag.

The 4½-acre brewery site has been the scene of two other fires this year, and the CNLA said in its email: “We admit responsibility for the recent fires at the old deserted brewery premises and apologise for the inconvenience caused to the emergency services on this occasion.”

Police said they were aware of the email, but declined to comment further.

How to spot a terrorist

In these dangerous times, The Sun today publishes an invaluable guide to identifying members of the various terror groups intent on disrupting our way of life...


Be very suspicious of a man who keeps telling you how long you’ve got to leave the pub but obviously isn’t the landlord. Particularly if he seems well wrapped-up for the time of year.


You meet a man on the beach in Spain who wears the shirt of Basque football club Atletico Bilbao and sports a beret but carries no easel or painting equipment. You run like hell.


Long, unkempt beards are an obvious indicator although not of themselves conclusive. Definitely give the swerve to anybody dressed in a burqa but sounding like Lee Marvin.

CNLA (Cornish National Liberation Army)

May well smell strongly of scrumpy and be carrying a can of petrol or paraffin. First question likely to be: “Yer not from roun’ these parts, are yerrr . . . . . . ?”