Policing & Justice

Policing and Justice

UVPS report challenges PCTF on their failure to pursue IRA financial crime

UVPS report challenges PCTF on their failure to pursue IRA financial crime

The publication of the Independent Reporting Commission report highlights a clear political basis and desire to steer clear of any mention of the IRA. Unionist Voice Policy Studies (UVPS) submitted an extensive report to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee organised crime inquiry, which highlighted a number of key issues; • How the Paramilitary Crime Task […]

EDITORIAL: PSNI must refuse to be used as political pawns by nationalist Belfast City Council

By Jamie Bryson Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI There has been significant misrepresentation of events over recent days concerning bonfires in the east Belfast area. It appears a narrative has taken hold that loyalists in the East Belfast Cultural Collective were advocating the burning of tyres; nothing could be further from the truth. The group has been clear […]

EDITORIAL: Sinn Fein’s flag motion is an absurd and legally illiterate stunt with little prospect of success

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI The motion passed on Monday night mandates Belfast City Council officials to take legal action to compel the removal of “paramilitary flags” and “British Army banners”. Therefore, when drafting their proposed legal action council officials will be constrained by the text of Sinn Fein’s own motion. They face several hurdles […]

NEWS: PSNI launch a Supreme Court assault on press freedom as they seek to narrow protections for journalistic material

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI In my recent Judicial Review challenge the High Court ruled that in the event that the PSNI had corporate knowledge that a person may be in possession of journalistic material, then the enhanced protections apply- even if the police are not seeking journalistic material- and as such they would be […]

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 […]

NEWS: Union Flag protestors should have their convictions quashed as officer faces criminal courts for misconduct

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI It was heart-warming to see the PPS statement carried in the Irish News in which they issued a warning relating to reporting or commentary which could prejudice the officer’s trial. I agree with this sentiment, I just wonder why it wasn’t similarly expressed in relation to loyalists charged with criminal […]

EXCLUSIVE: Unionist Voice reveals that at least 72% of Northern Ireland’s most senior judges come from a catholic background

The revelation of the gross disparity in the community make up of the Judiciary will raise serious questions in regards to parity of esteem, especially given the broad Catholic and Nationalist community have long demanded quotas in order   to ensure fair cross community representation.         In recent months we have seen calls for a return to 50-50 […]

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 […]

NEWS: Publicly funded republican community worker plays a leading role in INLA armed show of strength

By Jamie Bryson – Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI A publically funded community worker played a leading role in the armed INLA show of strength, it can be revealed. The individual, who it is understood works for INLA group Teach Na Faillte, is seen leading the armed balaclava-clad terror gang out of a residential property before spotting mobile […]

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 […]

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