Thursday, 21 February 2008

Huw Lewis la Western Mail:

Blaming “phantom” opponents of the Welsh language for Labour’s disappointing election results risks splitting the party, Valleys AM Huw Lewis has warned.

He claims he has never encountered Labour opposition to Welsh language rights and believes it is “bonkers” to blame election losses in West Wales on such antagonism.

He said, “To say the reason why Labour did badly last May was this spectral anti-Welsh Labour party member who’s floating around upsetting everyone is self-delusion.”

At last weekend’s Labour conference in Llandudno, Eluned Morgan MEP said, “Every time someone in the party attacks the language, it does damage in the West. They have to take the blame, to an extent, for keeping us in a situation where we need a coalition.”...

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