Let us start with a strong assertion, in other words, no mincing of words:
“The Welsh media, like the Welsh Labour Government, are corrupt and dishonest institutions.”
For years they have failed to do what they claim to be doing or what they should be doing, and least of all what society expects them to do.
Journalists and most politicians in Wales have cunningly adopted a symbiotic web of lies that misleads the public and promotes their agenda.
We now have 20 years plus of devolved governance that was initially sold to the Welsh public as the means to achieve greater democracy.
We need to ask if the devolution delivered more democracy or has just become another tier of excessive and costly bureaucracy?
In the case of Wales, a tricky question, but one that is exceptionally easy to answer, primarily if one focuses on a secondary question and asks ‘who is the principal devolution beneficiary’?
The only and abundantly clear answer with masses of evidence to support it stands out – The Welsh-speaking minority is the sole beneficiary of Welsh devolution.
Welsh speakers have managed by hook or by crook to infiltrate and control the main political parties, public services, and the media.
The sheeple (unsuspecting electorate) never had a chance to have their say. Most are blissfully unaware to this very day that any vote they cast for the Welsh Conservatives or the Welsh Labour will without fail, deliver Plaid Cymru’s policies and agenda.
The devolution provided the dream ticket to some 100K Welsh-speaking nationalists who now control our destiny, including our way of life.
How did we end up with this bizarre situation?
It all started back in 1988 when the Education Reform Act came into being; requiring Welsh to be taught in the English Medium schools throughout Wales (Conservative Government, giving in to nationalist pressure with no consideration for the consequences).
Further ‘tweaking’ came in via devolution when the Welsh Labour Government, together with Plaid Cymru, pushed Welsh into every Welsh public life segment with no scrutiny or challenge.
The English-speaking majority became marginalised via the 2011 Welsh Language Act that became the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011.
Overnight, Welsh became ‘more equal’ via carefully selected weasel wording:
“The treatment of the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.”
This alone was enough to confine the majority to the second class citizenship within the letter of the law. Together with the other legislative provisions in place, they ensured no reciprocal right for the English speakers in Wales.
No Equivalent Act or Measure defines rights for the English language users, No English Language Commissioner, No rights for the parents to choose English Medium Education for their children. No right to employment opportunities in the Welsh public sector.
In short, we have ended up with Orwellian dystopia where the future for Wales is grim with no easy way out and where ‘linguicism’ has the same functional effect as racism it must be regarded as racism.
The only glimmer of hope rests with the few activists seeking to reverse the devolution and in the process restore democracy that has been so cruelly stolen from people of Wales.
There are two Devo-sceptic political parties in the Assembly (‘Welsh Parliament’), both operating with limited resources against considerable odds (Hostile media that is hell-bent on protecting the status quo and the obscene privileges bestowed on the now more equal minority).
Neither of the two parties has adequately addressed the critical or the key issues raised in this essay, and unless they do so and quickly, they are unlikely to make a good case for the electorate to support them – Act now!
As a PostScript, Professor Barry made a highly astute observation back in 2001 that so far has fallen on deaf ears of those who govern us:
J. Protic 08.01.2021