National Identity: Languages
Mr. Wills: The UK does not have an official language defined in statute, although English is the predominant language by custom and usage. In addition, under the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages the UK Government has recognised Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Scots, Ulster Scots and Cornish as minority languages within the UK.
From yesterday’s Hansard.
Did you know that English is not our official language? Shouldn’t it be?
How long before English is recognised as a minority language within the UK?