It's November, so obviously this time it'll be the right of people to wear their poppies in public which is disturbing their sense of equilibrium- and obviously,the usual "I've a right to be outraged" mob needs to be requisitioned for their views. But alongside those individuals, the kind who'd complain to the Met Office if the sun set with an orange tinge, is Jake MacSiacais:
"While people have the right to wear the poppy, it must be remembered that we are a divided society and there is a lot of sensitivity around the issue.As an individual he has a right to express his opinion and in comparison with the bile spewed out by others on the subject on the A/town News, his views sound almost ecumenical. But bearing in mind the "sensitivity" surrounding a certain other issue in our "divided society", was it really that clever for Jake MacSiacais, "Director of Irish language development agency Forbairt Feirste" as opposed to Jake MacSciacais, the private individual, to be giving his opinion on the rights and wrongs of poppy-wearing?
"I am a licence fee payer and I wouldn’t like to think that my money was being used to buy poppies for the BBC."