Voters were not asked
PATRICK Powell (Have Your Say, August 29) lists those who were consulted before the decision was made to force pupils to attend Welsh lessons in state schools.
Doesn't it strike you, Mr Powell, that there is one huge omission from your list? Because the electorate were not consulted, there is a clear democratic deficit in the decision to have Welsh, not ''introduced as a subject'', but made compulsory.
I am glad that Mr Powell has mentioned non Welsh-speaking parents who send their children to Welsh medium schools.
I know of such parents who do this, where Welsh is not the language of the home, and their children hate going to school because of the difficulty they have in being taught in this dying language while trying to learn it at the same time.
For these children's sake, I hope Mr Powell is wrong in referring to a high intake from such families.
Unsurprisingly, I have never seen a letter from parents like this trying to justify putting difficulties of this sort in the way of their children's education.