Kernow: Signs of a Truce in Newspaper Dispute

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KERNOW: SIGNS OF A TRUCE IN NEWSPAPER DISPUTE

There could be signs of a ‘truce’ in the dispute between the Kernow branch and the Western Daily News over an article branch members found offensive.

Branch Convener, Michael Chappell, says he has received ‘an apology of sorts’ from the Editor and also an offer to contribute an article to set the record straight.

This from Mike Chappell:

“Dear Councillor Chappell,

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry that you and your colleagues were upset by Chris Rundle’s column.

As a columnist Chris is often provocative and stirs debate. However I certainly felt the tone of his article yesterday was more tongue-in-cheek than an attempt to be deliberately offensive.

However, I do appreciate that safeguarding the future of languages is important and it really wasn’t our intention to undermine your League’s purpose or intent.

If you or any of your colleagues would like to write a letter or an article of around 500 words in response to Chris we will willingly publish it.

With best wishes,

Rob Stokes

Editor Western Daily Press”

You can follow all the correspondence on this at the Celtic League Cornwall Facebook pages here:

https://www.facebook.com/kernowbranch.celticleague

J B Moffatt (Mr)

Director of Information
Celtic League

12/03/15

(Please note that replies to correspondence received by the League and posted on CL News are usually scanned hard copies. Obviously every effort is made to ensure the scanning process is accurate but sometimes errors do occur.)

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