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EDITORIAL: Let all crime be rooted out, but let us ensure the process is fair and that the law is applied equally

EDITORIAL: Let all crime be rooted out, but let us ensure the process is fair and that the law is applied equally

Editorial- By Jamie Bryson Let me begin this piece by very clearly summarising the core point, lest anyone- either mistakenly or deliberately- misinterprets the argument being advanced. If there is criminal activity taking place, regardless of whom it is carried out by or from which community it emanates, then the perpetrators should be rooted out […]

NEWS: North Down Ulster Young Unionists launched with support of UUP Leader Robin Swann

NEWS: North Down Ulster Young Unionists launched with support of UUP Leader Robin Swann

On Friday 14th September 2018, Ards and North Down Ulster Young Unionists was launched in Londonderry Park, Newtownards to grow support for the union and broaden its base in Ards and North Down through community involvement and outreach. Elected were Chairman Michael Palmer, Secretary Philip Agnew and Treasurer Bethany Ferris. Also in attendance were Ulster […]

NEWS: Loyalists humiliate the PSNI Task Force over ‘lost’ notebook containing vast amounts of classified information

NEWS: Loyalists humiliate the PSNI Task Force over ‘lost’ notebook containing vast amounts of classified information

This morning’s revelation in the Irish News, in relation to yet another major police data breach, will heap more embarrassment on the PSNI and their Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF). It is evidently a matter of great public interest that the PSNI have once again recklessly ‘lost’ vast amounts of classified data. Sources have indicated […]

TUV leader Jim Allister slams disproportionate policing undermining unionist confidence in the PSNI

TUV leader Jim Allister slams disproportionate policing undermining unionist confidence in the PSNI

TUV leader Jim Allister has criticised the PSNI’s disproportionate policing operation which targeted east Belfast bonfires, whilst deploying a “softly softly” approach to republicans attacking Protestant homes in Londonderry’s fountain estate. Mr Allister has said that recent PSNI actions were “undermining confidence in the police among many in the Unionist community”. Earlier this week the […]

OPINION: Bangor Alternatives Chairman responds to criticism of Restorative Justice practices

OPINION: Bangor Alternatives Chairman responds to criticism of Restorative Justice practices

Below is a letter submitted to the Co Down spectator by Chairman of Bangor Alternatives, Pastor Mark Gordon. The letter was submitted in response to criticisms of Restorative Justice practices carried in the paper’s 7th September edition. In response to the article ‘Living in the shadow of fear’ (Spectator 7thSeptember 2018)   Dear Editor   Having read Iain […]

ANALYSIS: The PSNI’s poor attempt at ‘spin’ only serves to expose their duplicity

ANALYSIS: The PSNI’s poor attempt at ‘spin’ only serves to expose their duplicity

It is quiet something that ACC Alan Todd has been moved to such a point whereby he felt compelled to issue a statement seeking to clarify the PSNI’s actions around the invasion of east Belfast on 11 July 2018. It is no secret that the PSNI press office is all over the place and has […]

NEWS: Leaked bonfire report vindicates East Belfast loyalists

NEWS: Leaked bonfire report vindicates East Belfast loyalists

The Irish News has this morning revealed the contents of a leaked report prepared by independent mediators for Belfast City Council. You can read the article HERE The contents of the report appears to vindicate and substantiate the continued assertions put forward by east Belfast loyalists, namely that they had worked tirelessly for peaceful solutions […]

VIDEO: Community express their anger at recent PSNI activity

VIDEO: Community express their anger at recent PSNI activity

The West Winds community came together today to express concern at political policing directed towards the unionist community, and specifically the area’s community hub. A petition demanding an end to the PSNI’s targeting of the community hub was signed by hundreds of people from the local area including church groups, pensioners groups and supporters who […]

NEWS: Cllr Corr-Johnston speaks to Unionist Voice and expresses her shock at abuse she received for daring to criticise Feile

NEWS: Cllr Corr-Johnston speaks to Unionist Voice and expresses her shock at abuse she received for daring to criticise Feile

Progressive Unionist Party Councillor Julie Anne Corr-Johnston has expressed her shock at the barrage of hate-filled comments and messages that she received after daring to criticise the west Belfast Feile. The Belfast City Councillor took to social media on Sunday night and posted a moderate and reasoned critique of the events taking place on the […]

VIDEO: PSNI TSG unit seeks to provoke peaceful unionist bandsmen

Unionist Voice has obtained footage of unionist bandsmen being aggressively pursued by the PSNI in Coleraine as they returned from Saturday’s ABOD parade. This aggressive policing operation was filmed by a member of the public accompanying the band. It raises serious questions as to the motivation behind such aggressive and provocative policing. No such evidence gathering was […]