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'Curry my yoghurt': This DUP politician poked fun at the Irish language today

There was anger at Gregory Campbell’s comments in the Northern Assembly.

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“CURRY MY YOGHURT can coca coalyer”— this was one politician’s take on the the Irish language today during a debate in the Northern Assembly.

During a discussion on the Irish language, the DUP’s Gregory Campbell was asked to speak by principal deputy speaker Mitchel McLaughlin.


“Curry my yoghurt can coca coalyer,” Campbell mockingly replied, clearly poking fun at the Irish phrase: ”Go raibh maith agat, Ceann Comhairle” which means “thank you, chairperson”.

Sinn Féin Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín described Campbell’s comments as “pure ignorance”.

She added that Campbell’s behaviour was not “befitting a member of the assembly”.

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His comments did not go down well on social media either:

Disrespectful or just having a laugh? What do you make of Gregory Campbell’s comments? Tell us in the comments section below… 

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