Maintaining our culture
4:23pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Letters
ONCE again, Jim Dyer conveniently dodges the issue and maintains that bilingualism in an officially bi lingual county is a waste of money.
He fails to acknowledge that quite apart from the delivery of the same rights to conduct daily business in one of the OFFICIAL languages of Wales being afforded to Welsh as English speakers, he is also ignoring the fact that it is also a maintenance of the unique culture of these lands. I am not too keen on Opera, but I accept that it would not survive without a contribution from my hard-earned taxes, and that is the price we ALL pay for ‘culture,’ something that Anglophiles with a chip on their shoulder should learn to accept! So in these times of “austerity,” is not the millions of pounds of Welsh tax payer’s money poured into a consistently loss-making Welsh National Opera also a “waste of money?” If so, then why aren’t people like Jim Dyer as vociferous in their opposition to the “waste of money” for these attempts to preserve “culture” and for a definite minority?
A Bond Tramway Close, Cwmbran