Arlene Foster’s latest dismissal of Irish reflects a very unBritish mentality which is ingrained in the DUP and much of unionism.
While modern Britain can accept and celebrate the indigenous languages and cultures of Wales and Scotland, the attitude she displays is mired in a colonial 17th century mindset.
She confirms that Northern Ireland is not British, but UKish, as part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
We are ‘a place apart’.
Dr Eugene McKendry, Ballymena, Ret’d Queen’s University Belfast