Wales: Insular views negate policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Sun Jun 15 13:08:07 UTC 2008

Insular views negate policy
Jun 14 2008 by Our Correspondent, South Wales Echo

I FIRMLY endorse the views of Mr Martin and Mr Wilson regarding the
waste of resources (Viewpoints, June 4 ). I especially agree with Mr
Wilson that in Welsh politics, the "tail wags the dog". In the
National Assembly the Labour Party has climbed into bed with Plaid so
that they can cling on to power.
Also in County Hall, Rodney Berman and his Lib Dems have jumped into
the same bed again clinging onto power.

In both cases Plaid are pushing their policies regarding the Welsh
language; a minority party having a major say, so much so that Rodney
Berman stated that his aim is to make Cardiff a bilingual city and the
WAG wants to force companies investing in Cardiff to spend money to
give the Welsh language equal status to English.

Wales is supposed to be promoting itself to the world as an exciting,
forward-thinking country but the WAG and Cardiff council are
completely negating this policy by taking on the insular aspirations
of a minority party. The electorate did not vote for this. The ancient
Welsh language is OK in its place. Welsh-speaking parents will teach
their children Welsh if they wish, so stop spending all this money on
TV advertising and the development of Welsh language jobs. Put the
money where it's needed more.

B JamesLlansannor Drive, Cardiff

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