Opinions

Opinions

An establishment driven media witch hunt- Why it is right to defend Stephen Matthews

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI Let me, for the avoidance of doubt set my position out very clearly from the outset. If anyone, regardless of who they are, is involved in crime then this should be investigated throughougly, if appropriate the person should be charged and thereafter tried by a jury of their peers. This […]

A tribute to an Ulsterman- Farewell Willie Frazer

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com  @JamieBrysonCPNI  This short piece is little more than a basic attempt to pay tribute to one of the finest Ulstermen that ever lived, William Fredrick Frazer. I could write a fluffy piece, but Willie would not have appreciated that. If I had done so, he would likely have said to me […]

Namagate Reborn- A political show trial designed to criminalise public interest journalism

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI It is reported that the PPS are to prosecute for the alleged offence of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office in relation to my appearance before the NI Assembly Finance committee in 2015. I understand at least one senior QC returned the papers, unwilling to play any role in […]

EDITORIAL: A large section of the PUL community feel excluded from post-98 Northern Ireland

EDITORIAL: A large section of the PUL community feel excluded from post-98 Northern Ireland

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI  A recent Unionist Voice article highlighted an imbalance in terms of the religious background of Northern Ireland’s most senior judicial posts. Let me say from the outset that I am not in favor of quotas or equality of outcome- I believe in merit and equality of opportunity. However, the majority […]

Analysis: PSNI must provide an assessment relating to the activities of armed republican groups, including PIRA

By Jamie Bryson – Editor@UnionistVoice.com  @Jamie BrysonCPNI The revelation that publicly funded republican community workers have played an active role in the continued promotion of republican terrorism will not come as any surprise to most people. You can read the exclusive Unionist Voice story HERE Despite the sight of armed balaclava-clad republicans on our streets […]

A riposte to Bobby Singleton’s Sunday World PCTF exit interview- by Jamie Bryson

A riposte to Bobby Singleton’s Sunday World PCTF exit interview- by Jamie Bryson

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI  At this initial juncture one brief analytical observation is appropriate. Of all the mainstream media outlets Mr Singleton could have granted his exclusive interview to, he chose the Sunday World. That will be a point that I am sure will not be missed by those loyalists who have long held suspicions […]

It is wrong in law to say Justice Keegan’s 2018 judgement sets a precedent: Unionists should contest such false interpretations

It is wrong in law to say Justice Keegan’s 2018 judgement sets a precedent: Unionists should contest such false interpretations

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI During a BBC Nolan debate on the new East Belfast Cultural Collective last week, former SDLP councillor Tim Attwood made a number of assertions relating to the order issued by Mrs Justice Keegan on 10 July 2018, in relation to the Walkway bonfire site. Mr Attwood claimed the order had set […]

Silence of the Lambs: Why unionists must challenge the appointment of Marie Anderson as Police Ombudsman

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI As the election count was underway, a controversial decision was conveniently slipped into the media grid- the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has recommended that Marie Anderson be appointed as the next Police Ombudsman. Ms Anderson is the current Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards, the Judicial Appointments Ombudsman […]

The big challenge for Unionism: Fighting back within the social media kingdom of the liberal elite

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI In Northern Ireland social media is saturated and completely dominated by so-called progressives and pro-EU activists. Given nationalism has hitched its wagon to social causes which identify with that broadly progressive/liberal movement and the attempts to stop Brexit, this gives as a social media sphere largely dominated by progressives and nationalists. […]

Fr Magill’s message was well meaning, but it has only served to create a superficial momentum aiming for political utopia

Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI At the funeral of Lyra McKee the hall burst into applause following the well publicised contribution of Fr Martin Magill. I like Fr Magill, he is a fundamentally decent man and someone who genuinely believes in trying to understand all sides. A few years ago he came to a bonfire in Bangor, and […]

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