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1:42pm 5th April 2012
(Updated 1:42pm 5th April 2012)

Cornwall reveals its latest weapon in the campaign against the Pasty Tax; a mobile phone app!

Duchy teenager Jacob Woolcock has created it for iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android users.

Hundreds of people in 12 different countries have already downloaded the free 'Pasty Tax' app.

It lets people play out a dozen Cornish soundbites, such as "Pasty tax? I'll pay that dreckly mister!" and "Tax on a Pasty? Next they'll be taking the clots from our cream!"

It is after the Chancellor announced plans to hike VAT on Oggies from October.

That has sparked an outcry in the Duchy, with MPs and bakeries lobbying for a government U-turn.

Jacob tells Pirate FM he wanted to help the cause: "Basically, the idea behind the app, it's a bit of fun really, a bit of cheeky Cornish. And you just press one of the little buttons and it'll read a little saying to you. I found four or five people to record from, my aunt and uncle mainly, and people down the pub kind of thing. And it's just to get people talking about it really, and spread the word.

"If one person plays it, then the other people then get it, and it'll kind of multiply like that, and it's a really good way of getting the word across. I think on the pasty tax issue, it's a huge thing and because we're so Cornish and so proud of it, sp proud of our pasties, it does get people talking. Anything they can do to support the cause, they will do".

1:42pm 5th April 2012

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