Assembly Bwletin Cynulliad May 2009

May 2009: Welsh Labour Party Conference, Gordon Brown: “We will grow not cut our way out of recession.” – Plaid Cymru Party Conference, Elfyn Llwyd: Prime Minister “Did nothing” to prevent the country’s current financial woes. – Welsh Conservative Party Conference, David Cameron: Increased Devolution? “Let’s make what we have now actually work”. – Welsh Liberal Democrat Party Conference, Kirsty Williams “Wales deserves better leadership”.

  • Politics and Policy

English is a Welsh Language

In March 2009, as Welsh broadcasting suffered from further cuts in ITV Wales’s programme output for Wales and the prospect of five years of budget cuts at BBC Wales, the Institute of Welsh Affairs mounted a defence of English language television programming for Wales in English is a Welsh Language: Televisions’s crisis in Wales.* Its sixteen essays were part elegy for past glories, part cri de coeur as a nation’s visibility to itself was allowed to wither, and part affirmation that the problem can and must be solved. Its opening chapter was by the broadcaster and Chair of the IWA, Geraint Talfan Davies.

  • Culture