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EDITORIAL: We must not let old struggles ruin future gains- why our generation must recognise the futility of violence and ensure conflict never returns

EDITORIAL: We must not let old struggles ruin future gains- why our generation must recognise the futility of violence and ensure conflict never returns

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI The gunmen that murdered Lyra McKee were almost certainly part of my generation; a generation that has grown up in a Northern Ireland where peace, quantified as the absence of large scale violence, is almost taken for granted. It is perfectly legitimate for young dissidents to be anti-agreement, to campaign against […]

OPINION: ‘Peace Process’ is a contrived phrase designed to present those opposed to a constitutional departure lounge as moral degenerates

OPINION: ‘Peace Process’ is a contrived phrase designed to present those opposed to a constitutional departure lounge as moral degenerates

By Jamie Bryson One of the greatest scandals of our time in Northern Ireland is how the Belfast Agreement created parameters whereby democracy, the right to articulate political opposition and indeed the very moral compass of society, was hemmed in under the jackboot of a carefully contrived piece of political language- the often repeated phrase- ‘peace […]

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 […]

EDITORIAL: Marie Anderson’s treatment of Ruth Patterson drives a dagger into the heart of democracy

By Jamie Bryson Tomorrow a sanction hearing will take place whereby unelected Local Government ‘commissioner’ Marie Anderson will sit in judgement over Alderman Ruth Patterson, a woman elected by the public for over 18 years. The ‘crime’ committed by Alderman Patterson was making a truthful speech to Belfast City Council which highlighted the factual link […]

ANALYSIS: Finucane campaign highlights the hypocrisy at the heart of republicanism’s legacy propaganda

ANALYSIS: Finucane campaign highlights the hypocrisy at the heart of republicanism’s legacy propaganda

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI This weekend marks 30 years since the killing of republican solicitor Pat Finucane by the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) in Belfast, who said in a statement at the time that they had not killed Pat Finucane the solicitor but “Pat Finucane, the IRA officer”. It cannot be disputed that Finucane came […]

EDITORIAL: Marie Anderson is out of control, she must resign

EDITORIAL: Marie Anderson is out of control, she must resign

This morning’s BBC Nolan Show, via an investigation by David Thompson, once again provided a glimpse into the increasingly erratic and legally questionable behaviour of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman, who also doubles up as the Local Government Commissioner for Standards, Marie Anderson. In her latest escapade it was revealed that she had threatened […]

EDITORIAL: Judicial Review into police powers raises important constitutional law and journalistic privilege issues

EDITORIAL: Judicial Review into police powers raises important constitutional law and journalistic privilege issues

By Jamie Bryson The upcoming Judicial Review (JR) I have brought before the High Court raises important issues around the exercise of police powers and the issue of journalistic material being seized beyond the scope of warrants. It will, naturally, affect me as the applicant- but more importantly it will have ramifications for a wide […]

EDITORIAL: The pro-EU political establishment are launching an insurgency against the democratic will of the British people

EDITORIAL: The pro-EU political establishment are launching an insurgency against the democratic will of the British people

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI The pro-EU political establishment are launching an insurgency against the democratic will of the British people. Every new desperate proposal on how to stop Brexit, couched to create the illusion that it is about handing power to the people, is in fact designed to do quite the opposite. The arch Europhiles […]