Former UKIP leader says he would break any laws to tear down an Irish-language sign put up on his street 3 months ago

Former UKIP leader says he would break any laws to tear down an Irish-language sign put up on his street

Old man shouts at sign.

Former UKIP leader and member of the Ulster Unionist Party, David McNarry has declared that he would step over any laws in place to tear down any Gaelic signs erected on his street.

Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster, McNarry said: "We don't need Irish language signs at the bottom of my road. I know the name of my road, I know where I am going when I go up it."

"I would take the sign down. It wouldn't be lawful and I think that is the notice that has to go out because there will be resentment to this and there will be people who will feel as I do, don't want to break laws, never been in trouble in their lives before but actually want to take a stand."

The comment was made in relation to a standalone piece of legislation by Sinn Fein, which would protect Irish speakers, but McNarry believed this "offensive and disrespectful" act of seeing words would change Northern Ireland from a "British dimension to a covert Irish dimension."

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Of course, if we're going to listen to McNarry blather on about things "offensive and disrespectful", it's always good to recall that time when he said that it wouldn't be too bad if global warming put Dublin under water.

He did however, retract the remark as nothing more than a joke. That sign on the other hand, you'd better believe he'll do it, because he already knows the name of his street.

Oh ho, that sign won't know what hit it.

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