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Prime Minister delivers St Piran's Day message in Cornish

Prime Minister delivers St Piran's Day message in Cornish

Published by Emma Carton at 8:07am 6th March 2020. (Updated at 8:13am 6th March 2020)

Archive photo of Boris Johnson in Cornwall: Toby Weller

Boris Johnson has proved he knows a little bit of Cornish in a special message for St Piran's Day.

The Prime Minister was asked about Cornish Lithium deposits during PMQs on Wednesday.

He replied to Newquay and St Austell MP, Steve Double, by saying 'Kernow bys Vyken'.

And in case you are not down with the lingo, that means Cornwall for Ever!

Steve Double said: "Tomorrow is St Piran's Day when Cornish men and women around the world will be celebrating our national saint and all things Cornish.

"St Piran is also the patron saint of tin mining but mining is not just something assigned to Cornish history.

"Is the Prime Minister aware that significant deposits of lithium have been identified in Cornwall which provides the opportunity of levelling up the Cornish economy and providing the UK with a domestic supply of this critical mineral.

"Will the Prime Minister commit his government to enabling Cornwall to make the most of this opportunity and wish all Cornish men and women a happy St Piran's Day?"

Boris Johnson described the fact that Cornwall boasts extensive sources of lithium as a "wonderful thing" and added his government means to exploit them.

He ended by wishing Mr Double a happy St Piran's Day, saying "Kernow bys Vyken".

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