'Toxic' row over Welsh medium education
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Welsh medium education row reaches Senedd

First Minister Carwyn Jones has called for calm in an increasingly bitter row over the decision to change a primary school to Welsh-medium education.

Carmarthenshire council voted in January to drop the English stream at Ysgol Llangennech, near Llanelli.

A Labour councillor called the decision "segregation" - while a Welsh-medium education campaigner suggested parents could "cross the border".

Mr Jones said it is important "toxicity" in the debate is reduced.

During First Minister's Questions, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood accused some Labour members of campaigning with UKIP against the changes, and thereby undermining the Welsh Government's own policy on promoting the Welsh language.

  • 14 Feb 2017
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