What percentage of pro-Union voters have even a semblance of interest in this so-called language, accepted by most leading authorities as a dialect of Scots, which for political reasons has been pursued as a rival to Irish?
Here are a few reactions from a non-politics website frequented by sports fans in Northern Ireland.
I heard a dupe-r on earlier saying that the money for Ulster Scots was good for unionism...can anyone explain why?
Selfish f**king hateful self serving scum.
They've closed a ward in the dementia unit at Holywell hospital due to lack of funds.
What a scandalous waste of money at any time never mind in the middle of a recession. Disgraceful
Absolute disgrace how they can justify this is beyond me
How exactly are they going to spend this £25 million and how did it get to the top of the list?
It just sums up the backwards nature of this place that something like this would take priority. Its a political stunt in order to win green and orange votes in the sectarian mindfield on NI politics.
Although will the hard questions be asked?
I mean do these self serving f*ckers at Stormont ever think of real politics and real issues or are these irrlevant?
Good luck to anyone involved in Ulster Scots (I'd be interested in the history, ancestry, plantation side of things) but throwing another £5 million at it is a joke. Running about in skirts speaking in a Ballymena accent should only be taken so far.