Northern Ireland Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

RP: Received Pronunciation, or just Really Posh?

23rd November 2023

Writer Rosie Park (another RP), explores the nuances of verbal classism in the UK; the entrenchment of class into British and Irish accents and the (justified?) Celtic prejudice against the widely renowned RP accent. Before moving to Glasgow from Belfast, my Northern Irish accent rarely crossed my mind. Freshers’ week, however, quickly brought my accent ...

Once again, the media ignores the drama on its own doorstep

23rd April 2021

Tara Gandhi discusses the British media’s response – or lack thereof – to the current violence in Northern Ireland. On the night of 3 April, violence burst onto the streets of Belfast, after a number of incidents in Derry days earlier. The next day, despite a number of police officers being injured, over 30 petrol ...