Almost 200 Welsh language programmes broadcast by S4C last month attracted precisely zero viewers, leaked audience figures show.
Does this really come as any surprise to anyone?
The figures suggest an incoming Tory government will have the Welsh language channel right next to the BBC on its media working-over list.
And here's another reason in support of devolution, frankly:
The channel gets around £100m of government funding to service the
UK'sWales' Welsh-speaking community, and apparently a number of English speakers who have maladjusted TV aerials.
£100m of central government funding? Fuck me. If unemployment stats are anything to go by, it seems like most of Wales is "on the sick" anyway, so I'd wager a hefty chunk of this is paid for by taxpayers who don't even speak Welsh.
Now, you could argue the same applies to my tax paying for schools when I don't have kids, but I recognise schools as being an essential part of society and a benefit to a society as a whole. Same with hospitals, even if I don't use them. But crappy soaps that require English subtitles because only 20% of the country speak the fucking pointless ridiculous phlegm-gargling language they're recorded in, are not a benefit to society.
Don't even get me started on BBC fucking Alba.