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Feeding The Crocodile
CulzieDate: Wednesday, 2017-10-18, 9:15 PM | Message # 1
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JIM ALLISTER  Published: 16:56 Wednesday 18 October 2017

It is not by accident, but by design, that Sinn Fein is insistent on a “rights-based” Irish language act, rather than a needs-based approach. Such would not just create enforceable statutory duties to promote the Irish language but would embed in legislation the language rights of every wannabe Irish speaker.

The effect of making Irish language provision rights-based guarantees ever expanding parameters. That is the experience in international jurisprudence of any thing that is rights-based. Case by case the tentacles of the rights are extended through an endless flow of legal challenges. Every time a public authority, or public-facing service provider, disappoints an Irish speaker in their demand to be dealt with in a manner compliant with what they assert is their “right”, a publicly funded judicial review will be launched and the judiciary bombarded to defend their “rights”. Anyone, who has observed how legally-aided, and often politically motivated, judicial reviews have become the weapon of choice of those wishing to bend the state to their will, can be in no doubt that there will be a veritable production line of judicial reviews pushing the boundaries of rights-based Irish language provision.

And, we the taxpayers, will foot the multi lingual bill!

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Ulster Protestants consider themselves to be a separate nation. This nation they call Ulster
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