Sunday, 25 January 2009

President Sarkozy.

I have never been much of a fan of right wing French Presidents but give credit where credit is due, President Sarkozy has given £565 million aid package to the French Newspaper industry which includes a 12 month free subscription to all 18 year olds in France for a newspaper of their choice and to boost readership. We can only dream of such innovative thinking in Wales where the Assembly couldn't find a couple of million to fund a daily Welsh newspaper. Don't even get me going about Trinity Mirror's dominance of the written press in Wales...it is exceptionally poor, we in North East Wales don't even have a daily newspaper since the Daily Post have abandoned this corner of Wales. We need a paper like the Scotchman...bring it on!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm of the opinion that all print work of Welsh interest or in the Welsh language should be free of corporate tax and any VAT (they are already).

Welsh print has enough competition already, why make it hard. Our culture is one thing which is unique to us and the job of a Welsh government should be to promote that culture not hinder it. The loss in tax revenue is totally marginal but it's cultural gain and gain in self-esteem and democratic accountability is totally immersureable.

I'd like to see Plaid promoting such policies.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I was a shareholder of the Byd and was disappointed by the lack of support from the public.