‘CYMRAEG 2050 Policy’ Panacea or a disaster for Welsh education and children of Wales?

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Welsh Labour Government can never be accused of neglecting the Welsh language, and even the Corona Virus crisis didn’t stop them in finding time to unleash yet another initiative strictly aimed at creating and growing ‘Welsh speakers.’

A few days ago the Government released a 45-page Welsh language strategy, titled “Cymraeg 2050: A million Welsh speakers Action plan 2020–21”, full of meaningless jargon but exceptionally sinister on many levels – You can read it in full here: https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-03/cymraeg-2050-a-million-welsh-speakers-action-plan-202021.pdf

Interesting image from the NCC website, they seem to have a sense of humour by using red colour for ‘learning’ – You WILL LEARN Welsh.

A friend, who is a teacher in Wales, made the following observation after she read the document:

“What has jumped out at me more than anything else are the words: ‘Creating’ and ‘increasing’ the demand for Welsh. It all sounds a bit forced to me. Manipulation of the public perchance?

Why do they have to create the demand if they are selling it as demand-led?

It seems that conditions will be such that us non-siarad Cymraeg plebs will be so disadvantaged that we will be pushed/shamed into learning Welsh.

It’s pretty desperate isn’t it, particularly in a country with many people living below the poverty line. I’m not sure being herded into a system where Welsh is given top billing will help their life chances much. Depressing stuff.”

It is depressing and equally sad when the Government chooses to deliberately manipulate the population by shameless use of lies and deceit to do so.

Even more depressing is the method adopted to reach their ‘target audience’:

The primary focus will be on parents of young kids that includes the toddlers, infants, primary school children, and even the expectant mothers to be, who all will be getting a deluge of ‘bilingual benefit’ propaganda.

The ‘Message’ will be delivered to the parents by an army of midwives, health visitors, nurses, childminders, playgroup leaders, school teachers, you name it, all aimed at getting parental cooperation on a policy that will damage most children for life.

All of them apparently, already fully signed up to unleash the ‘gospel’ and most likely to be the Welsh speakers too. Curious how they justify it to their conscience to use a position of trust to peddle Government’s narrative and propaganda? Strange times.

In many publications emanating from the Government, they often parrot ‘we are responding to the popular demand for the Welsh Medium Education’. When asked via the Freedom of Information requests to disclose where this ‘demand’ is coming from, their standard response is ‘We do not hold such information’.

What is similarly dismal is the state of the opposition parties sitting in the Welsh Assembly. Welsh conservatives are 100% behind the Welsh Government’s education policy; in other words, part of the problem and not a solution and we all know where the Plaid Cymru stands on this.

Welsh people need to consider at the next election in May of next year if the devolved governance is worth keeping. Our young people’s future is at stake and will be destroyed if we do nothing.

As the Government is unlikely to listen or allow parents to choose the teaching language for their children, the people of Wales should support the two parties who are demanding that the Welsh Assembly is abolished.

Scrap the Welsh Assembly: https://www.scrapthewelshassembly.com/

Abolish the Welsh Assembly: http://www.abolishthewelshassembly.co.uk/


This article follows my earlier work in exposing the failure of Welsh Education policy and specifically the underachievement of children in Welsh Medium Education:

Jacques Protic 16.04.2020

Welsh devolution has failed 80% + of us, where next?

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Devolved Government has failed Wales and is jeopardising nations future by prioritising the Welsh-speaking minority, their language and their culture.

Having travelled extensively for most of my life and having visited many totalitarian countries that existed behind the iron curtain before 1990, I can categorically say that when it comes to the micromanagement of society, contemporary Wales is second to none.

Some 20 years of devolution, three successive Welsh-speaking First Ministers via the Governing Labour Party has got us to a situation where most of us are the second class citizens.

We, the majority are in a hopeless position with no respite on the visible horizon or any hope of restoring democracy via Welsh Conservatives or Plaid Cymru as both of these parties are controlled by the Welsh-speaking leaders, and both fully committed to the Y Fro Gymraeg ‘nation-building’ via the futile social engineering experiment.

The Y Fro Gymraeg narrative is endlessly promoted via the Government, the media, all public services and all blissfully blind to so much harm and damage inflicted on Wales, for exceptionally selfish and self-serving reasons.

In my earlier essay ‘The ugly face of Welsh nationalism’, I have introduced three new concepts to define the inequality that is forced upon us and treated as a fait accompli by those who govern us.

These are the Legalised linguistic racism; State-funded parasites; Privilege and entitlement for the minority. Soon, I will introduce the fourth element, the Gatekeepers in Welsh public life who control all the critical public services and you should not be surprised that most just happen to be the Welsh-speakers.

Where do we go from here? Our only hope is that within the limited time left until the Assembly elections due in May of next year, we manage to reach the uninformed the silent majority who are hopelessly unaware what’s going on and what’s being done in their name.

This is a call to all Welsh patriots to support and promote the two parties who are committed to Abolishing the Welsh Assembly and hopefully give them the mandate to Make Wales Great Again:



Jacques Protic 24.03.2020

The Ugly Face of Welsh Nationalism

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For several years I have been the subject to some vile threats, intimidation, hate mail and all because I chose to stand up for the oppressed majority in a nation that has made most of us the second class citizens.

The latest development is an organised attempt by the nationalists to eliminate my presence on social media platforms and so far have managed to get my Twitter account suspended.

As I understand it, they are now focusing on doing the same with the Glasnost UK account on Facebook and had several failed attempts trying to take down the Glasnost UK website, bizarre.

One of my friends made a very astute observation when I told her about the situation:

So no discourse or reasoned debate is allowed? I wonder why the myopic few are so intolerant of anyone who highlights the adverse effects of these language policies on the majority of the Welsh population. It’s not a rational or reasonable approach to take, is it?”

Also, found an interesting thread on Twitter and a group of people who seem to be rejoicing in my account being suspended, the answer or a clue may be in their Twitter profiles?

A deluded lot, as other than Glasnost UK or as me (Jacques Protic) I have never used any aliases on any social media platform or anywhere else for that matter.  

To uninformed outsiders, the second class citizenship statement in the opening paragraph is unlikely to make much or any sense but what we have in the post-devolution Wales, is nothing other than a bizarre world where Dystopia merges into Utopia.

On one side, we have the oppressed and the abused majority, and on the other end, the privileged minority who live the dream of the self-created Y Fro Gymraeg bubble.

In the Utopian world within this bubble, the Welsh language flourishes and where everyone loves the language that in reality, their precious language is irrelevant to most people living in Wales, is conveniently ignored.

‘Loving the Welsh language evidence’: The next article will expose how the Welsh Government is manipulating the ONS (Office for National Statistics) to provide statistics that fit their narrative.

To make sure the Welsh language is ‘loved’, the devolved governance is relying on some draconian measures where the compulsion or diktat or both are enshrined in the legislative provisions either enacted by the national government or the devolved administration.

We have ended up with an absurd situation where the Welsh language is effectively ‘more equal’ than the English language, and where the legislation has helped the Welsh-speaking minority create a form of a legalised linguistic racism at the expense of the majority.

This linguistic racism has effectively become a meal ticket via the public sector for many whose only ‘life skill’ is the ability to speak Welsh, and it appears that the nationalists will go to any length needed to protect their ‘God-given’ privileges.

Some thinking people often refer to them as the state-funded parasites, literarily bleeding the nation to a slow death and being a significant factor behind the demise of the education standards, the economy and the NHS in Wales.

Strong words? Just think of the Welsh Assembly for now, and the army of translators employed within and what they do:

Their only function is to provide instant translation via the headphones to the majority of the Assembly members who are not Welsh-speakers or to translate everything that’s not in Welsh for posterity that hardly anyone ever reads.

Translating services in the context of a nation where everyone speaks English is not only plain stupid but is also profoundly sinister IMHO.

Each time an Assembly Members chooses to speak in Welsh, we are all reminded who controls our nation and for whose benefit.

I’m not advocating banishing the Welsh language as it’s a cultural language of a significant minority and needs support via practical and reasonable measures but must not come before the English language.

Welsh Assembly and the Devolution has failed Wales. Most Welsh members of Parliament and the Assembly contingent from all main parties (Labour & Conservatives) have all failed the majority by tolerating or openly endorsing the linguistic racism.

Plaid Cymru or the ‘Party of Wales’ as they call themselves is the only party that is being honest with the electorate, and for those who want the Welsh language and Welsh Independence at least they have a political platform to articulate their ambition.

This is in stark contrast to the Welsh Labour and Welsh Conservatives, who are reliant on the English-speaking majority to get elected and use lies and deceit to do so – Both parties are led by the Welsh-speakers, does anyone seriously think that they will put Wales before their language?

In conclusion, we have ended up with an Orwellian society where the ‘more equal’ Welsh-speaking minority can demand to be spoken to or addressed in Welsh anywhere in Wales and also demand and get the Welsh Medium Education for their children.

Can the people who do not speak Welsh demand a right to have their children educated in English only?

Can the non-Welsh-speaking individuals be considered for a public job, where most positions are often designated ‘Essential Welsh-speaker’, even if they are better qualified to do the job, via the English language?

The answer is NO to both, and all down to the Labour and Conservative Assembly Members who have helped place the Welsh-speaking minority into the position of privilege and entitlement.

The privilege and entitlement for the minority are damaging Wales and ensuring the perpetual decline of everything that matters or should matter to people of Wales (Education/NHS/Economy).

Welsh people need to wake up and start standing up for their rights, and the only way to do so IMO is via the ballot box at the Assembly elections next year and vote for the parties that are demanding Abolishing or Scrapping the Welsh Assembly:

(https://www.scrapthewelshassembly.com/ and http://www.abolishthewelshassembly.co.uk/).

Further Reading:




A lesson from Ireland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrg_xuJZsDQ

Jacques Protic