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Cornish Festival Of Darkie Day

EDM number 1317 in 2005-06, proposed by Diane Abbott on 09/01/2006.

That this House notes with great relief the decision finally to abolish the century-old Cornish festival of Darkie Day where locals traditionally black-up with charcoal, wear Afro-wigs and perform minstrel songs; is not satisfied however that the decision of some locals to go ahead with the event merely replacing the word `nigger' with `mummer' in the traditional songs is sufficient for curbing incitement of racial hatred; further notes with concern that the event is still being advertised as a tourist attraction by the website Cornish Light; and calls on the Government to discourage any repeat of this event.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Diane Abbott09/01/2006Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourProposed
Alan Meale10/01/2006MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn10/01/2006Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Keetch10/01/2006HerefordLiberal DemocratSeconded
Rudi Vis10/01/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Martin Caton10/01/2006GowerLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones10/01/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Harry Cohen11/01/2006Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Keith Vaz11/01/2006Leicester EastLabourSigned
Linda Riordan11/01/2006HalifaxLabourSigned
Jim Devine11/01/2006LivingstonLabourSigned
Angela Eagle12/01/2006WallaseyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn12/01/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins12/01/2006Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Love16/01/2006EdmontonLabourSigned
David Drew16/01/2006StroudLabourSigned
Betty Williams16/01/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer17/01/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil17/01/2006Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Piara S Khabra18/01/2006Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Hywel Francis18/01/2006AberavonLabourSigned
Marsha Singh20/01/2006Bradford WestLabourSigned
Sharon Hodgson23/01/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/11/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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