Soapbox on the Radio: “A plague on both their houses”, Redux

By way of completion, here’s a couple of segments from today’s Nolan Show which was inspired by our Soapbox from SF’s leader on Belfast City Council Jim McVeigh yesterday, with a testy encounter between Malachi O’Doherty and Eamonn Mallie…

Worth noting that the issue in this segment concludes with one caller asking why Sinn Fein insist on not outlining the form, shape, and size of any future Irish Language Act. His reasonable point being, how could anyone come to a proper judgment on the merit of the matter?

And here’s Newton Emerson and Alex Kane. Newton makes an important point at the very end suggesting that Sinn Fein did not choose the Irish language as a strategic red line but that it was dropped into their lap and then bounced into action by Irish language activists…

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