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Sinn Fein should argue its case in Commons

 

Your front page article, "Tony Blair duped SF over Irish language: Robinson" (June 28) reminded me of the precise wording of the St Andrews "Agreement".

The "agreement" states: "The Government will introduce an Irish Language Act, reflecting on the experience of Wales and Ireland, and work with the incoming Executive to enhance and protect the development of the Irish language."

"The Government", in this context, clearly refers to the British Government, whose parliament is in Westminster.

Therefore, the Irish Language Act has little to do with the DUP, or the Northern Ireland Assembly.

If Sinn Fein are so anxious to implement some kind of Irish Language Act, then they should argue their case on the floor of the House of Commons in Westminster.

Rev Brian Kennaway

Presbyterian Minister (retired)

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