Deddf 1536

Mae'n warthus fod y wefan yma ddim ar gael yn y Gymraeg. Mae cael defnyddio ein iaith ein hunain yn hawl sylfaenol dynol wedi'r cyfan ac nid oes gan y Llywodraeth yma unrhyw barch tuag at ein iaith yn ein gwlad ein hunain. Y ddeddf cyntaf sydd angen ei ddiddymu yw deddf uno Cymru a Lloegr 1536 er mwyn i ni yng Nghymru gael hunan lywodraeth lawn a rhyddid cenedlaethol

Why is this idea important?

Mae'n warthus fod y wefan yma ddim ar gael yn y Gymraeg. Mae cael defnyddio ein iaith ein hunain yn hawl sylfaenol dynol wedi'r cyfan ac nid oes gan y Llywodraeth yma unrhyw barch tuag at ein iaith yn ein gwlad ein hunain. Y ddeddf cyntaf sydd angen ei ddiddymu yw deddf uno Cymru a Lloegr 1536 er mwyn i ni yng Nghymru gael hunan lywodraeth lawn a rhyddid cenedlaethol

Suspend the 1993 Welsh Language Act for at least 5 years

The cost of using Welsh to conduct the business of government in Wales on a daily basis is a matter of extreme secrecy – if the population knew what it cost they would by very cross indeed but they don't. In times of plenty it is fine to indulge yourself but in times of hardship, when people in Wales are losing their jobs, spending money on Welsh Language issues is wrong. 

Why is this idea important?

The cost of using Welsh to conduct the business of government in Wales on a daily basis is a matter of extreme secrecy – if the population knew what it cost they would by very cross indeed but they don't. In times of plenty it is fine to indulge yourself but in times of hardship, when people in Wales are losing their jobs, spending money on Welsh Language issues is wrong. 

Scrap bi-lingual signs and leaflets in Wales

Remove the requirement in Wales for signs (including road signs) and leaflets to be bi-lingual.  I cannot imagine that there is a single person who only speaks Welsh and cannot understand English.

Bi-lingual signs are a complete and utter waste of public money.

Why is this idea important?

Remove the requirement in Wales for signs (including road signs) and leaflets to be bi-lingual.  I cannot imagine that there is a single person who only speaks Welsh and cannot understand English.

Bi-lingual signs are a complete and utter waste of public money.

Repeal the 1981 Broadcasting Act relating to S4C (the Welsh Language TV)

The 1981 Broadcasting Act, amongst other things, established the Welsh Language Broadcaster S4C. Originally it was funded by a levy on the other ITV companies but is now funded by a grant of £100 million per annum.

After 28 years of broadcasting it can hardly be called a success.

Currently its best audience figures are in the region of 50,000. Putting it another way the £100 million a year grant equates to a subsidy of £2000 per viewer per year.

About a quarter of its output gets an official zero rating from BARB (audience research)

The grant at today's prices over the 28 year history adds up to £2.8 Billion.

Hence S4C's reputation as the MOST EXPENSIVE TV STATION IN THE WORLD.

As evidence of it's lack of success in promoting the Welsh Language put the words "welsh language barely used" into a search engine then read the WalesOnline hit.

Why is this idea important?

The 1981 Broadcasting Act, amongst other things, established the Welsh Language Broadcaster S4C. Originally it was funded by a levy on the other ITV companies but is now funded by a grant of £100 million per annum.

After 28 years of broadcasting it can hardly be called a success.

Currently its best audience figures are in the region of 50,000. Putting it another way the £100 million a year grant equates to a subsidy of £2000 per viewer per year.

About a quarter of its output gets an official zero rating from BARB (audience research)

The grant at today's prices over the 28 year history adds up to £2.8 Billion.

Hence S4C's reputation as the MOST EXPENSIVE TV STATION IN THE WORLD.

As evidence of it's lack of success in promoting the Welsh Language put the words "welsh language barely used" into a search engine then read the WalesOnline hit.

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 relating to Gulls

The 1993 Welsh Language Act, and subsequent additions, have placed an onerous burden on Welsh society, Business  and Local Government.  After 17 years of this Act the inescapable truth is that it has failed completely. Not only has it not improved the use of the Welsh language but has damaged the business prospects of Wales and has caused division within society in Wales. 

Language use surveys show that use of Welsh continues to drift downwards.  Heartland areas of the Welsh Language continue to disintegrate.

The BBC Wales Programme, Week In – Week Out, on 26/03/2010 revealed these figures.

Number of communities where Welsh speakers are fewer than 75% (an arbitrary but conservative figure for loss of language use) have dropped over 30 years :-

1981  151

1991   53

2001   41

2011   28  predicted – based on evidence

2021   16 estimated

Language use surveys show numbers claiming fluency in Welsh is down to 12%

Number of households with young people resident and using Welsh language is a mere 3%.

What clearer evidence is needed that this is a failed Act and should be repealed.

 

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

The 1993 Welsh Language Act, and subsequent additions, have placed an onerous burden on Welsh society, Business  and Local Government.  After 17 years of this Act the inescapable truth is that it has failed completely. Not only has it not improved the use of the Welsh language but has damaged the business prospects of Wales and has caused division within society in Wales. 

Language use surveys show that use of Welsh continues to drift downwards.  Heartland areas of the Welsh Language continue to disintegrate.

The BBC Wales Programme, Week In – Week Out, on 26/03/2010 revealed these figures.

Number of communities where Welsh speakers are fewer than 75% (an arbitrary but conservative figure for loss of language use) have dropped over 30 years :-

1981  151

1991   53

2001   41

2011   28  predicted – based on evidence

2021   16 estimated

Language use surveys show numbers claiming fluency in Welsh is down to 12%

Number of households with young people resident and using Welsh language is a mere 3%.

What clearer evidence is needed that this is a failed Act and should be repealed.