Llanelli MP Nia Griffiths has called for the national identity card to include Welsh text.Seriously, what a load of old shit.
Only around 450,000 people or 16% of Welsh residents can actually read the fucking langauge (and only 4% more can speak it), but yet you get these jumped-up pricks demanding that all official documents, cards, papers are printed in it. It seems those who aren't on the sick are employed by the Local Government to translate all this shit into Welsh.
I'll take this opportunity to make clear that if you take the population of the United Kingdom as a whole (which is who would get the ID cards), 0.75% can read Welsh. Less than one fucking percent. But yet this stupid jumped-up cow wants her pointless, phlegm-gargling language to be printed on ID cards for everyone, even though only 0.75% would know what the fuck it meant without the English translation.
And of the 16% of the Welsh population who can read Welsh, how many give a fuck whether official documents are printed in Welsh or not? How many would refuse an English official document such as an incapacity benefit application unless they could have it in Welsh? Come to think of it, out of all the people that claimed they could read Welsh, to what extent? Fluently? Could they fill out an official application form without a dictionary? Somehow, I doubt it.
Wales doesn't even have a national newspaper printed in Welsh, because the main national newspaper (printed in English) only has a readership of 40,000 and following the stats above, only 6400 of those people can actually read Welsh so they'd loose 84% of their readership, which would probably send them under.
The only way they'll get it printed on the card is with full devolution, and good luck to them I say. Especially with a lower GDP per capita than most other European Countries (that'd be the result of having towns with 20% of people on incapacity benefit) they'll need it.