Slugger’s Daily Blogburst…

Kicking off, JC Skinner with an eloquent line on the ‘we’re all doomed’ theme, which didn’t quite come to pass… And the NI Tories reckon Gerry Adams is more Captain Scarlett than Captain Moonlight…- Mairtin wants to know why the Manx can own up to their Gaelic heritage and Northern Irish cannot…

– Chan blag ann ata i gceist, ach suimiuil go leor. An mbeidh an Ardchúirt i mBéal Feirste maidin inniu, beagnach chun deireadh a chur ar an Acht Riartha an Cheartais (Teangacha) (Éire) 1737?

– Suzy with a video of a Palin flip flop on the F Word

– And it seems David Vance’s old term Vichy Unionists has found a new application in Scotland

– Ignited on the fiscal complications of the UUP MLA for Lagan Valley…

– Machiavelli has some strange weird tales regarding the former press officer of the former Secretary of State for Wales, etc…

– Johnny Guitar muses “Why the Provisionals are bothering their backsides to protest beats me”…

– James points to a great video politics barometer on US Politics. Enjoy…

– Mickey Kaus with a tribute to a fellow blogger in his own inimitable laconic style (scroll down)…

  • ggn

    Eoghain has blogged on the Court protest and I heard Eamon Phoenix giving a great account of the matter on talkback, one to look out for on the iplayer.

    For me the 1737 Language Act is a penal law which serves no purpose in a civilised society, I do not believe that anyone as anything to fear from its removal. I do not believe that there would be a flood of Gaelic speakers in court as a result of its removal.

    I also find it highly discriminatory that I cannot enter into a private contract with my associates in Irish.

    I would call for the SDLP MPs and the MPs from the Scottish Gaeltacht to take this fight to Westminister.

    ‘British’ rights for ‘British’ citizens? or is there some reason why this does not apply?

  • Rory

    Terrific piece from Conservatives Northern Ireland and wonderfully persuasive. I am quite sure that any Northern Ireland conservative trembling on the brink of declaring support for Sinn Féin may well, once having read this, be persuaded to change his mind. Propaganda at its best I say.

    But then Conservatives were ever the party of business and what is the the first rule of business? Why, “Sell to your customers!” of course. Or something like that.