The Mule continues with its rather clever agenda of presenting what is actually a pathetic a Non- Story to attack the Welsh Language by publishing a load of tosh on the claims by eccentric Tory MP Michael Fabricant
During a discussion about school standards on the BBC Radio 4 programme Any Questions, Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant agreed with presenter Jonathan Dimbleby that there was “too much emphasis on the Welsh language”.
He added: “The Welsh for neutron is neutron.
“It’s difficult enough to find in England people who are good maths and physics and chemistry teachers. To ask them to be bilingual as well is a nonsense.”
The Mule then gives space to Llanelli Labour AM Keith Davies who said
“Michael Fabricant’s views were from another age and the Welsh Conservatives need to clear this up – do they agree with the Lichfield MP, and do they think Welsh-medium education is a I've bee runing bad thing for our school children?Fair enough but is the Mule's intention by covering this "story" to expose the views of someone like Fabricant just trying to stoke the fire of Ani- Welsh Sentiment ?
“The sum total of Mr Fabricant’s evidence that Welsh isn’t needed in the classroom is that the ‘Welsh for neutron is neutron’. This is just a silly attack from an MP who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
“It was clear from the remarks he made that he didn’t even know the difference between bilingual schools and Welsh–medium schools.
“He went so far as to say that it was a nonsense to expect maths and science teachers to also be fluent in Welsh – well five of my children went to Welsh-medium schools and they had no problem whatsoever being taught those subjects.
“I know plenty of teachers who would be pretty shocked at Mr Fabricant’s level of ignorance.It is up to Andrew RT Davies to either apologise for Mr Fabricant’s offencive remarks or back them up with evidence.”
By the way I've been running Neutron through a Google translate.
Welsh - niwtron
Basque - neutroi
Catalan - neutró
Dutch - neutron
Irish - neodróin
Estonian - neutron
French - neutron
Greek - -νετρόνιο
German - neutron
Swedish - neutrón
In fact it more or less universal and differences appear to be mainly due to that country's alphabet. and maybe the pronunciation is roughly the same such is the Laziness at the Mule they can't even point this out.