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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 […]

EDITORIAL: Kate Hoey MP right to demand balance and fairness from the media

EDITORIAL: Kate Hoey MP right to demand balance and fairness from the media

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI A Twitter exchange between Labour MP Kate Hoey and Sky’s Kay Burley has brought to the fore a debate around the balance and fairness required of journalists. Kate Hoey had questioned the balance shown by some BBC journalists in relation to Brexit and Kay Burley responded forcefully claiming that such criticisms […]

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

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 […]

EDITORIAL: ‘Bag-gate’ neatly undermines nationalism’s own more extreme grievance narratives

EDITORIAL: ‘Bag-gate’ neatly undermines nationalism’s own more extreme grievance narratives

By Jamie Bryson On Sunday night I quite deliberately tweeted an image of a green, white and orange plastic bag being used by JD Sports. It is not simply colours as part of a wider design- like a Tesco bag- rather it looks identical to an Irish flag with 3 equally divided dominant colours.  Making no comment […]

EDITORIAL: New Years message from Unionist Voice

EDITORIAL: New Years message from Unionist Voice

By Jamie Bryson Let me begin by thanking everyone that has supported, engaged with and contributed to Unionist Voice over 2018. It has been an exciting year for the platform with many news stories breaking on the site, a vast range of opinion pieces and articles by high profile figures and the launching of our […]

Analysis: Outrageous attempt by nationalist legacy activists to once again target Mr Justice McCloskey

Analysis: Outrageous attempt by nationalist legacy activists to once again target Mr Justice McCloskey

By Jamie Bryson In a remarkable coincidence I happened to find that Mr Justice McCloskey had unilaterally decided to list my ongoing Judicial Review case against the unlawful actions of the PSNI and SIA on the same morning as the application by Fine Point films, the company behind the controversial Loughinisland film. By virtue of […]