Sunday, October 08, 2006

Anti-Welsh Labour Party

After some research, this blog can reveal that New Labour is the only main political party in Wales without any regularly updated Welsh language content on its website.

When we visited the site of the British Nationalist Labour Party, and put the word "Cymraeg" into the search engine a message appeared saying, "Sorry, your search was empty".

Dafydd Morgan Lewis, national organiser of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, the Welsh Language Society, said:

"The lack of the Welsh language on their website is a reflection of the party's lack of commitment generally to the Welsh language."

"Since 1999 we have lobbied the National Assembly quite often, but on all the occasions when we have held meetings there, no members of the Labour Party have ever turned up."

"I am not a Conservative supporter, but these days we have a better understanding with the Conservatives than we do with Labour. They are the only party refusing to back any aspect of our call for a new Welsh Language Act."

A Plaid Cymru spokesman said:

"Labour's lack of Welsh on their website shows their contempt for the Welsh language. For all their warm words in the Assembly chamber, when it comes to action, they do nothing. They say they can do, but they don't do and won't do."

"Plaid Cymru believes in parity between the languages of Wales and our website is fully bilingual."

This is further proof that the Labour Party has taken over from the Conservatives as the most anti-Welsh political party in Wales.

1 comment:

Rhys Wynne said...

I wrote a letter (well a postcard campaign by the Woodland Trust to be exact) to my constituent AM. It was a bilingual card and I filled in the Welsh version. I recieved a reply on Friday from a certain Rhodri Morgan - in English of course. :-(

Labour bang on about there not being any need for a new Welsh language act and it's up to Welsh speakers to use their Welsh more.