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by | 31st, October 2006

“FEDRWCH chji ddeud writhai faint mae’r maes parcio yn gostio, os gwelch yn dda?”

That question to you, the car park attendant at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis, Snowdonia.

The answer is “£2”. And it is correct.

Now look on as the question is put to our man in the little peaked hat in English. “Can you tell me how much your car park costs, please?” You may care to throw a “my good man”, if you chose.

“Yes,” says the attendant. “£4 – it’s half-price for Welsh people.”

Aran Jones, chief executive of the Welsh rights pressure group Cymuned, tells the paper: “This attendant needs congratulating, without a doubt.”

He continues: “The idea for charging local people lower prices for local facilities is not uncommon in other parts of the world,” says he. “I am 100 per cent in favour of making measures like this more wide-spread across the region.”

It is a noble aim. But there is a problem: how local is local?

What about a full discount for actual bona fide Welshmen and, say, 10 per cent off for anyone who owns a copy of Max Boyce Poem and Pints Vol 1?

More thought is needed…

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