Legacy

Legacy issues

EXCLUSIVE: Loyalist Jim Spence speaks out to challenge republican ‘campaigning-journalism’ by the Sunday Life

EXCLUSIVE: Loyalist Jim Spence speaks out to challenge republican ‘campaigning-journalism’ by the Sunday Life

Editor@UnionistVoice.com  Jim Spence is a not someone who engages with the media or provides interviews, he is a private family man and seeks nothing more than to be permitted to enjoy the same right to privacy and a quiet life as every other citizen. However, after enduring malicious smear stories- spanning over a number of […]

EDITORIAL: In the face of republican threats to peace, some may say the continued existence of loyalist groups is a necessary evil

EDITORIAL: In the face of republican threats to peace, some may say the continued existence of loyalist groups is a necessary evil

@JamieBrysonCPNI Editor@UnionistVoice.com There has been significant discussion in recent weeks in relation to the vulnerability of the so-called ‘peace process’. These conversations always deploy the aforementioned linguistic amalgamation of two entirely separate stand-alone issues in order to present the narrative that if one refuses to support the ‘process’ then one must be opposed to ‘peace’. […]

EXCLUSIVE: The unredacted Police Ombudsman witness statement relating to the theft of confidential Loughinisland material

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI The Police Ombudsman has publicly denied that there was any complaint of theft in relation to the confidential Loughinisland material, however Unionist Voice can today publish a full copy of the written statement (below) by the Ombudsman’s Director of Investigations, Paul Holmes. The statement is marked ‘Official-Sensitive’. Unionist Voice has […]

EXCLUSIVE: The senior PONI officer that made the criminal complaint into Loughinisland documents theft

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI  It can now be revealed that the complaint was made by the Police Ombudsman’s senior investigating officer Paul Holmes who has held the position of Director of Investigations (Historical) since 2010. It must be stressed that there is no allegation of any impropriety on the part of Mr Holmes who […]

OPINION: Supreme Court decision on non-jury trials for British soldiers will have a huge impact on legacy – A response to solicitor Darragh Mackin

In the Irish News 7 March edition solicitor Darragh Mackin of Phoenix Law called for pending trials against British soldiers to be heard by a judge alone, i.e a non-jury trial. Let me from the outset make clear that I make absolutely no professional or indeed personal criticism of Mr Mackin’s advocacy on behalf of […]

EDITORIAL: Why the toxic issue of legacy will have caused many young unionists to follow their most basic instincts and cheer Karen Bradley’s comments to the rafters

EDITORIAL: Why the toxic issue of legacy will have caused many young unionists to follow their most basic instincts and cheer Karen Bradley’s comments to the rafters

By Jamie Bryson That many moderate unionists, and those who never lived through the conflict, will have cheered Karen Bradley’s comments to the rafters is an indication of just how frustrated and angry the broad cross-generational spectrum of the Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist community have become at the one-sided legacy narrative. The comments, which were […]

#RebalancingLegacy- Why it is time to return the serve on the legacy battlefield

#RebalancingLegacy- Why it is time to return the serve on the legacy battlefield

By Jamie Bryson As the disgraceful news broke on Saturday that former British Soldiers, as part of a witch hunt that is little short of a national shame, are to be prosecuted in relation to Bloody Sunday Andree Murphy- who works for Relatives For Justice, the ‘victims’ group who have previously used their social media […]

FORGOTTEN VICTIMS: Is it ‘Time for Truth’ from Sinn Fein for the family of Ambulance worker Robert Shields, murdered by IRA terrorists in 1980

Unionist Voice is currently working on a small pamphlet highlighting the murder of Robert Shields. In the interim period, as part of our ‘Forgotten Victims’ series, we have decided to highlight Robert’s murder and the positive role he played serving the community during some of the darkest days of the IRA’s terrorist campaign. Robert was […]

FORGOTTEN VICTIMS: Peter Gibson’s father- a charity worker for those with diabetes- was ruthlessly murdered by IRA terrorists in 1993

John Gibson, was shot dead in the driveway of his Carnvue Road home by the IRA on Thursday 21st October 1993. Only hours earlier he had learned of an award for his voluntary work for the British Diabetic Association. His son, Peter, is still fighting for justice for his father. He started by outlining for […]

ANALYSIS: Policing and Legacy issues highlight the supremacist attitude and hypocrisy that oozes from Nationalist activists

By Jamie Bryson It should come as no shock to see Sinn Fein seeking to dictate who should be the next Chief Constable. Think of the insanity of it all, an elected representative from a foreign jurisdiction issuing orders on who the next Chief Constable should be. As if that is not perverse enough, standing […]

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