English-Only and the new elite: English mother tongues

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The Commission, the Goverment and Gelmini are the Stars of the Show.
Statement by Giorgio Pagano (Radicals). "I have insisted time and time again that the English-only policy is destroying the Italian language, as well as the languages of other non-English-speaking cultures, and it discriminates the young and the not so young in favour of the English mother tongues who are advantaged by birth. I have been denouncing the double-crossed European Commission for years. While it claims to believe in multilinguism, it actually enforces the English-only policy against the best interest of other countries," said Giorgio Pagano, Secretary of the "Esperanto" Radical Association, "the upteenth example of this support can be seen on the website, http://www.jobs-brussels.com/job/englis … lists/1369, where the Commission is blatantly looking for young English mothertongue journalists only. This shows that the Goverment’s, as well as Gelmini’s, English-only policy will make way for a single elite: the English mothertongues, ignoring any notion of democracy or equal opportunity. We are starring as the victims and subjecting our youth to this system, a slavery system from which the Italian people should rebel," Giorgio Pagano concludes.

This message was modified by Lucy, may 27, 2009 – 07.01


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