Unionist Voice Editorial

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 […]

EDITORIAL: A momentous victory at Avoniel- Loyalism must harness that energy for the cultrual war

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI  The events at Avoniel over the past week attracted huge media interest across the United Kingdom, and further afield. Mainstream unionist politicians dipped their toe in at various points, but ultimately it was a victory won by the grassroots PUL community who stood in defiance of attempts to railroad the […]

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 […]

EDITORIAL: Banners in support of our armed forces should not be criminalised at the behest of hysterical nationalists

By Jamie Bryson- Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI The ongoing controversy generated by nationalists in relation to the proliferation of flags, banners, boards and posters in support of members of our armed forces has been in the news in recent days. This show of support has grown organically within large sections of the unionist and loyalist community and […]

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 […]

High Court rules in favour of journalism: The Chief Constable should apologise for the unlawful actions of his officers

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI Today’s (14 May 2019) judgement in the Northern Ireland High Court vindicated my challenge against search warrants obtained by the PSNI as part of a ludicrous third-party investigation by the Security Industry Authority, the basis of which appears to amount to little more than a technical dispute over whether a company […]

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 […]