28/04/2017

DUP Accused Of 'Genuflecting To Irish Language Brigade'

Jim Allister has accused the DUP of "genuflecting to the Irish language brigade".

The TUV leader made the comments in response to DUP leader Arlene Foster meeting with Irish language groups, which he said should "serve as a warning to all those who oppose the De-Britishisation of Northern Ireland".

Mr Allister said" "TUV is unequivocal in opposing the imposition of an Irish Language Act under any guise. The Irish language is already feted with special funding, a North/South executive body and a privileged Irish medium education sector.
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"Insatiable Sinn Fein and its satellites demand more: official status for Irish in Northern Ireland; Irish in our courts, on our road signs and on all government documents; preferment of Irish speakers in the public sector with adverse employment consequences for non-Irish speakers and huge commitment of public money to finance this de-Britishisation programme.

"Having brashly decreed it would not "feed the crocodile" and that it was "Never, Never, Never" to an Irish Language Act, the DUP is clearly weakening its stance and readying to pay the price after the election. Unionists beware."

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