Thursday, June 23, 2005


UUP slams EU upgrade for Irish

Ulster Unionist Party MEP Jim Nicholson has hit out at the decision to upgrade the Irish language to official EU status, branding the decision "a purely political campaign".

"It will only serve to overburden a linguistic regime, which is already struggling to cope with 20 official languages," he said, criticising the British government's backing for the measure.

"We have got to question the (British) government's priorities in investing moral and financial support in the promotion of the Irish language at a time when budget constraints are being felt in public sector areas such as health and education," he said.


It's a shame the UUP are so hostile to such a key aspect of Irish culture. Sorry Jim but we are a part of the EU and it's highly appropriate that our official language have official EU status!

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