Saturday, September 29, 2012

Challenge

Give us your Duchy: demand for Charles' £728m Cornish estate

Anti-royalists will descend on Cornwall today to rally support for a campaign to abolish the Duchy of Cornwall, Prince Charles' £728m land and property portfolio. Campaigners want the 53,000-hectare estate, most of which lies in the south-west, to be handed over to local people to boost the rural economy.

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4 thoughts on “Challenge

  • Fair play to them. In some respects, Cornwall is a different country to the rest of England, like W, S or NI, only the Duke of Cornwall rules it as a sort of autocrat. Surprising but true.

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  • Land Grab …….. by another name, of course….

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  • Mark
    I know that it was a very long time ago that I studied constitutional issues, but I thought that the crown owned the lot by right of conquest, and the duchys of cornwall and lancaster only got a look in via ‘bona vacantia’ ? so no autocracy but a nice little earner non the less.

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  • What Alan says. Who will take control of the land in place of prince charmin’? Will it be the local council, staffed mainly by old folk with a vested interest in the status quo? Or will it be sold to a local landlord, who won’t be any better than Charles? LVT is the only real solution.

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