Nelson McCausland: O’Neill is clueless on Irish Language Act costs

Sinn Feins Michelle ONeill speaking to Mark Carruthers on BBC politics programme The View on Thursday night
Sinn Feins Michelle ONeill speaking to Mark Carruthers on BBC politics programme The View on Thursday night

In the rush by Gerry Adams to concoct his list of demands he has left his handpicked spokesperson, Michelle O’Neill, floundering to answer basic questions about the Irish Language Act.

The demand for this act is on Sinn Fein’s posters and election literature.

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Yet they aren’t sure what they want in it or how much it will cost.

It costs tens of millions to implement the Irish language policy in the Republic of Ireland. It costs tens of millions to implement the Welsh language policy in Wales.

Sinn Fein started this campaign feigning concern for the public finances but the reality is the opposite.

They left with no budget produced.

They left with £600m in the 2017/18 budget put at risk, half of which could come from our health services. They now present an uncosted demand for an Irish Language Act.

Sinn Fein has added fantasy policy to fantasy economics with no care for the consequences or realities of our situation.

Nelson McCausland, North Belfast DUP Assembly candidate