UFO’s were apparently spotted recently at Cardiff Airport. While English and Welsh are the usual forms of communications in the Senedd, this time it decided to issue a statement in a language appropriate to the subject material: the native tongue of the Klingon Empire.

Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar had asked for details of UFOs sightings and asked if research would be funded. A Welsh government spokesman responded with: “jang vIDa je due luq. ach ghotvam’e’ QI’yaH devolve qaS.” Fully translated into Galactic Standard, it translates as “The minister will reply in due course.

The Welsh government advised Darren Millar UFOs were not devolved to Wales

The Welsh government advised Darren Millar UFOs were not devolved to Wales

However this is a non-devolved matter.”  It is believed to be the first time the Welsh government has chosen to communicate in Klingon.

Mr Millar, shadow health minister and AM for Clwyd West, submitted three questions to economy, science and transport minister Edwina Hart about UFO reports around the airport and across the rest of Wales. He asked:

Mr Millar asked:

  • Will the minister make a statement on how many reports of unidentified flying objects there have been at Cardiff Airport since its acquisition by the Welsh government?
  • What discussions has the Welsh government had with the Ministry of Defence regarding sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales in each of the past five years?
  • What consideration has the Welsh government given to the funding of research into sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales?

Responding to the government’s unusual diversion into trilingualism, Mr Millar said: “I’ve always suspected that Labour ministers came from another planet. This response confirms it.”

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