Translation of "Jyst gofyn" by Vaughan Roderick
There are all sorts of whispers circling the Bay about the Welsh language LCO. One of them is that the Assembly will not have the right to force banks to use Welsh, but that right will exist for certain other areas in the private sector.
One little question. Are Northern Rock and RBS not now part of the public sector? If so why are they exempt? If Lloyds/HBOS and Barclays end up being owned by the government how on earth can you justify treating them any differently to the Post Office?
On the other hand it would be strange if the Assembly could force Northern Rock to operate bilingually - but not the Principality.
I'm beginning to see why this application has taken so long!
PS. One government minister's reaction to this point: "...interesting...nobody's thought of that".
Translation by Dewi Dau
2 hours ago