Next up was a look at the UK elections, in which the role of the main opposition Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn was a focus of discussion. With latest polls giving the Conservatives a projected majority of up to 80 seats, the panel questioned why Labour was polling so poorly.
The third segment took on the form of a debate about whether English should be added as an administrative language, highlighting petition 1414 which has garnered around 25% of the signatures required for it to be debated in parliament. The argument held by the petitioners is that, given the language law was established in 1984, the official languages aren’t keeping step with current demographic trends, especially as the government tries to attract new business, research and talent in the finance sector, R&D and beyond. A listener wrote in to challenge the idea, stating that Luxembourg would remain the language of integration and French the one of administration.
What’s on guide
At the end of the hour, Delano recommended upcoming events, including the Naama Liany recital taking place on Friday, the concert at the Philharmonie by Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov, and the Christophe Van Biesen’s “Home and Away” exhibition taking place in the “Am Tunnel” art gallery through April 2020.
Also coming up: a night vigil on Saturday evening in Waldbillig to pay tribute to American soldiers who helped liberate the country. Commemoration events for the Battle of the Bulge’s 75th will also take place on the afternoons of 13 and 16 December at the Luxembourg American cemetery in Hamm.
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