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Harold Disgracey

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Re: Dup will never allow Irish language act
« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2017, 02:46:14 PM »
I may be wrong but I thought the act was basically going to be a cut and paste job of the Welsh Language Act 1993?

Brief overview https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Language_Act_1993

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Re: Dup will never allow Irish language act
« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2017, 03:06:50 PM »
So in other words call the Act a Bill?

Call it what you want.  However Arlene and her gang are representing the Act as putting Irish on a par with English in all aspects.  This will have a massive cost.

What I am trying to understand if that is a negotiating position or if anyone has scoped out an Act?

Has anything gone before the Assembly?  Has there been "Heads" of the Act published?

At the moment it seems that DUP can represent this Irish Language Act as anything they want.  So they paint a very expensive bogeyman.  However, if someone was to outline what the Act contained and if it was something more modest, then finance becomes less an issue.

Then any bigotry would be truly exposed.

/Jim.

How exposed does DUP bigotry need to be ?

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Re: Dup will never allow Irish language act
« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2017, 03:25:53 PM »
I may be wrong but I thought the act was basically going to be a cut and paste job of the Welsh Language Act 1993?

Brief overview https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Language_Act_1993

As we have seen with cut and paste with the RHI scheme, important pieces get left out and cause issues at a later stage.