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  • Chan eil Gaidhlig ceangaile ris na SNP neo partaidh sam bi eile.

    "The actual total budget for “Gaelic road signs” is not £26m but £2m, and is actually just the budget for roadsigns generally – Gaelic names will only be added when signs are due to be replaced anyway, making the real cost effectively zero. "
    Wings Over Scotland | The lesser of two stupids

  • #2
    thats the unionist media for you.....always talking crap.

    i wonder if anyone will come up with a phantom figure on how much the latin emblem on plod cars cost now..... i doubt it

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    • #3
      According to the article, there are many unionists who are supportive of Gaelic.

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      • #4
        dont think the article actually says that.

        though some will be of course but its a shame their media doesnt represent that minority of them

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        • #5
          It makes it clear that unionist politicians have supported Gaelic.

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            "Bilingual roadsigns weren’t instigated by the SNP as part of its dastardly obsession with inculcating seperatism, but by the first Labour/Lib Dem administration in 2003. The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act, which set out “the status of the Gaelic language as an official language of Scotland commanding equal respect to the English language”, was passed by the second Labour/Lib Dem government in 2005, and subsequently enthusiastically backed by many of Carlaw’s Tory colleagues"

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            • #7
              Its also clearly the case that there are Gaels who voted for unionism and are members of unionist parties.

              Lewis Macdonald - MSPs : *Scottish Parliament

              Gaelic is just like English in being a language shared by people who disagree with each other.

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              • #8
                politicians will back anything their own party does but very easily slam it if another party does it....its the way politicians work.

                no doubt these same x mps will be on fb or twitter now exclaiming their disbelief in the snp overspending

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                • #9
                  The idea that Gaelic and independence are linked is an obsession of some unionists and not borne out by the facts. Its kneejerk reaction to a language being indigenously British and different from English. Its also rather foolish of them as many unionists will be antagonized by their contempt for Gaelic.

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                  • #10
                    yip though its more an anti snp thing these days than anything else

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                    • #11
                      Its also interesting timing with the Trident renewal in the headlines.

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                      • #12
                        "Let’s start off by losing some more friends. This site has no time for the Gaelic lobby. The obsolete language spoken by just 0.9% of Scotland’s population might be part of the nation’s “cultural heritage”, but so were burning witches and replacing Highlanders with sheep and we don’t do those any more either"

                        Both of these events were carried out by English speaking rulers against Gaelic speaking communities.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by smaoin View Post
                          "Let’s start off by losing some more friends. This site has no time for the Gaelic lobby. .



                          Well as the site is owned by Americans I agree that they have no time for Gaelic at all, its a
                          business when said and done and most of the members come from outwith Scotland even
                          though their 'roots' may be Scottish !

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                          • #14
                            I know many Americans who have a lot of time for Gaelic and invest money in Scotland because of it. Michael Newton for instance.

                            https://www.facebook.com/gaelicmichael

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