Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The Bala Eisteddfod

I can’t remember a better Eisteddfod than this one. It has been very well organised and it is very welcoming.

The Welsh Conservative Party had a very good position on the Maes too. Well done to Mair and Jack Reeves and the Dwyfor Meirionnydd Association for their help, and to Lisa Francis who was there throughout. Paul Davies AM also did a very good job co-ordinating the presence of Assembly Members for the Eisteddfod, and there was a very good buzz about the Maes.

It was good to see Wyn Roberts here too looking very youthful and clearly enjoying himself.

The Welsh language and Welsh culture are central to Welsh nationhood.

Increasingly I become convinced that the appropriate place for deciding matters relating to the Welsh language should be the National Assembly for Wales. It is hard to see any other logical position regarding this. There may well be (and are) disagreements about what language rights should exist and how the Welsh language is promoted and cherished but the case for placing the decision on this in the National Assembly in Cardiff seems to me to be irrefutable.

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