If you’re working for the government, how would you handle UFO-related questions? You could choose to give a non-answer or deny that anything like that even exists. Or, if you’re the Star Trek–loving Welsh government, you could troll everyone with an answer in Klingon.
Recently Conservative politician Darren Millar asked Labour MP Edwina Hart — who is the government’s Minister of Economy, Science and Transport — three UFO related questions:
- 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?
And the government certainly answered, Ars Technica reports, by saying “jang vIDa je due luq. ‘ach ghotvam’e’ QI’yaH-devolved qaS.” Translated from Klingon, that actually means “The minister will reply in due course. However, this is a non-devolved matter.”
As the tech site explains, non-devolved matters, or reserved matters, are issues that can’t be solved by the devolved Welsh Assembly. Instead, Millar should go directly to the U.K. parliament instead.
Even funnier, Millar was quick on his feet to reply back. “I’ve always suspected that Labour ministers came from another planet,” he said. “This response confirms it.”