John Angarrack
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  Book review - Scat t’Larrups?
by Cornish World magazine.

'John Angarrack’s journey is that of a pioneer. His powerful intellect and deep conviction bring to the text proofs of evidence, letters, and treatises an intensity, a logic and a reasoning which is inspiring for those on whose behalf he fights, and daunting, if not frightening, for those he is fighting. His objective is simple, as all great objectives must be - he wants respect and equality as a Cornish person in the same way as all other groups in British society, and he wants the law to protect his right to that respect and equality.

‘Scat t Larrups?’ is the third volume in Angarrack’s journey. It is an argument, an expedition, a brave and daring assertion designed to provoke a reaction. No person who wishes to understand how the Cornish are in Cornwall today can afford to ignore this potent and driving book.

The narrative recounts Angarrack’s recent case in all its aspects. It is detailed, extremely well researched and verifiable. It will probably change its readers’ outlook, as did his two previous books.

As a narrator, Angarrack pulls no punches. He is not bashful about those he blames for the injustice that assails the Cornish. He accuses the British Government of perversity in its denial of recognition for the Cornish. He calls on ‘fair-minded English people’ and our European partners to help win justice for the Cornish. Ultimately though, Angarrack challenges us, the Cornish, to stand up for ourselves. Our destiny lies in our hands, in our willingness to resist the temptation to conform, to work together to survive the pernicious and subtle persecution of a system riddled with institutional jealousy and prejudice.

Here is the testament of a brave, intense and vibrantly intelligent Cornishman. It is a document which Cornish people, if they feel deeply, as they do, will feel compelled to read, and to leave in a prominent place in their lives to remind them who they are, what a struggle they have - and to hope it will
be taken up by their children.

It is a perpetual struggle, but the Cornish persist.

CW