Saturday, 25 June 2016


Cornwall voted to leave the EU.

Membership of the EU hit Cornwall’s fishing industry.

Cornwall is a somewhat neglected area – just like Mississippi in the USA, or Barlanark in Scotland.

Cornwall has no motorways.
David Cameron in Cornwall.

If Cornwall was a country, it would be poorer than Lithuania and Hungary.
The EU has been giving Cornwall £60 million (60,000,000) per year, on average.

In the last 15 years, the EU has put £1 billion into Cornwall – including improving internet connections, and helping fund the Eden Project (a cluster of giant tropical domes) and Newquay Airport.

Compare that with the £14.5 billion (14,500,000,000) UK government expenditure on London’s Crossrail project.

Nearly half England’s infrastructure spending is spent in London.

What Cornwall did not get from the EU was:


A thriving fishing industry

An end to poverty.


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