Former Tory MP ‘stopped doing Welsh Language interviews’
A former Tory MP has said he “stopped doing Welsh language interviews”.
Glyn Davies, who was the Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire, said his reason for doing so was because he was “put in the ‘Welsh Language box’ and not asked to ‘perform’ in English”.
But he added now that he is Welsh Conservative Chairman he is “happy to do it though”, and that the “Welsh Language matters big-time to Wales”.
He made the revelation following an interview with Guto Harri for the S4C politics show Y Byd yn ei Le.
Glyn Davies said: “Few years ago, when I was an MP, I stopped doing Welsh Language interviews because it meant I was put in the ‘Welsh Language box’ and not asked to ‘perform’ in English.
“And my Welsh is not remotely good enough. Now I’m Welsh Conservative Chairman I’m happy to do it though.
“The Welsh Language matters big-time to Wales and the Conservatives have done more to ensure the language prospers that any other party. Think Wyn Roberts. For some reason, we don’t shout that out from the rooftops. We should.”