Wales to get an ‘unpopular’ Langauge Act?

A new Welsh language act is part of the price being asked by Plaid for its participation with Labour in a new coalition government in Wales. It doesn’t look like its a terribly popular move in the wider Welsh population, since it proposes extending the current Act’s provisions to the private sector:

…an ICM poll for BBC Wales found 63% of those questioned thought the law should not be changed. And only 24% said they thought all private business should be bilingual.

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