Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Clash of cultures
What is not being said in this controversy over the appointment of the new Chair of the Welsh Language Board is that at least one of the other shortlisted candidates is a member of Plaid Cymru. Is this a row about whether proper procedures were followed or is it about which of the two parties has the moral right to oversee the Quango responsible for the Welsh language? The war of words that has ensued as a result of the appointment process has certainly convinced me that this should be one of the bodies to be subsumed into the Assembly Government as part of the cull of the Quangos inititated by the First Minister.