OF WALES & THE WELSH
Greg Lance – Watkins
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I somehow doubt the self interested fanatics desperately trying to prop up Welsh by making it compulsory in many areas of life in Wales, to pander to the fanatical minority would want the lessons learned by the Irish to be known in Wales.
Even FoI applications for FACTS as to how OUR money is squandered in Wales are sidestepped, rejected and avoided by the Regional Assembly!
An associate of mine sent me this comment:
Many FOI’s later, no answers provided by the Welsh Government on the language expenditure. Simply reiterating ‘We are a bilingual nation, and both languages are treated equally” – no cost ever given to me. If you use Irish example, the costs should be similar
Probably they are ashamed of their actions or perhaps they are in fact criminal and they don’t want them inspected. Maybe much of it is going in their own pockets via expense accounts and family and friends appointed to the jobs corruptly created!
Trying to get figures for the cost of trying to create bilingualism are likely to be similar to the costs of doing so in Eire. The population of Ireland being 4.8 million and that of Wales being 3.1 million I guess, in default of the Regional Assembly for Wales having the integrity to publish accurate plausible figures for translation services for the Welsh speaking minority, bilingual sinage for the minority – efforts to force Welsh onto the carriculum of all schools and to totally bilingualise ALL subjects in ALL schools by the end of 2022, bilingual printing, bilingualising the NHS in Wales etc. etc.
Not to mention the aim of forcing 1,000,000 to speak Welsh by 2030 a dream for which absolutely no one seems able to answer the question WHY!
Nor how can Wales justify squandering some £80 million in subsidies propping up Welsh in S4C, which only occasionally has programs with an audience of over 30,000 & where much of their output has a ‘technical’ audience of zero. Also the subsidies for BBC Radio Wales which is experiencing falling listenership, now at its lowest for 40 years!
On this basis and learning from Ireland’s failure, minded that Ireland did not even have a long land border with England nor extensive daily crossing of said border for work and pleasure, NHS treatment when Wales failed to provide etc etc – Ireland’s failure is estimated to cost around £1.2 Billion a year.
Little wonder the crachach controlled #Labour/Plaid Regional Assembly is too ashamed to publish clear figures as to how they are squandering our money! Money which is funding them, their friends, family and associates at the expense of the majority in Wales.
Ireland has learned the hard way that compulsion, force & subsidy seeking to teach their ancient minority language is probably the fastest way to ensure its failure – Wales of course is too bigotted and driven by a tiny minority to learn from the mistakes of others and would rather breed hatred and division in Wales than nurture their valuable ancient language.
Compulsory Irish has failed in the Republic, at huge cost to taxpayers
When it was suggested to Eamon de Valera in the 1950s to give up on imposing Irish on children in schools, he replied: ‘The experiment is not over yet’
He is the son of the Church of Ireland Dean of Cloyne, was born in India and grew up in Co Cork.
He was educated in Ireland where he was taught Irish for 10 years.
He was a teacher and later worked for Coras Trachtala, the Irish Export Board, and now lives in Toronto, Canada
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in the interest of accuracy material in the main text in blue was written by someone other than myself.
When in black text the wording ‘Welsh Language’ means the ‘Language of the peoples of Wales’ and is therefore the majority language ie ‘English’
The ancient language of parts of Wales, varied as it is, as spoken by a tiny minority in Wales is called ‘Welsh’ or ‘the ancient Welsh language’
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