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Editorial: East Belfast ‘hub’ row exposes the institutionalised sectarianism directed at the unionist community

Editorial: East Belfast ‘hub’ row exposes the institutionalised sectarianism directed at the unionist community

By Jamie Bryson   “Horrified”. That is how Labour MP Kate Hoey described the news of masked contractors invading a community sports facility in East Belfast to tear down a self-funded hub, designed to provide education and mental health provision for young people, many of whom come from areas of social deprivation. That was bad […]

EDITORIAL: Fatally flawed Communities in Transition report reads like an Alliance party manifesto

EDITORIAL: Fatally flawed Communities in Transition report reads like an Alliance party manifesto

By Jamie Bryson Last week I, with a number of other loyalists and community representatives, attended a public meeting as part of the Communities In Transition (CIT) project. This project flows from the Fresh Start agreement, which was set up in response to an internal Provisional IRA feud which had seen two murders on the […]

EDITORIAL: The EU want to raise an army, do we really think they won’t eventually turn it on us?

EDITORIAL: The EU want to raise an army, do we really think they won’t eventually turn it on us?

By Jamie Bryson The Withdrawal Agreement would turn Northern Ireland into an EU colony, with Dublin having greater say on aspects of the internal affairs of Northern Ireland than the sovereign Government. This arrangement would not be temporary, but rather a permanent lock from which Northern Ireland can never escape; forever handcuffed as hostages of […]

EDITORIAL: Sinn Fein activists win no prizes for spending Halloween dressed up a ‘civic nationalists’

EDITORIAL: Sinn Fein activists win no prizes for spending Halloween dressed up a ‘civic nationalists’

By Jamie Bryson “If I was to write a letter on behalf of loyalists and unionists and flaunt myself all over the media promoting it, I would be shunned and drummed out of the profession.” That was the view of one astounded legal professional speaking to me in recent days about the ‘Leo Letter’. There […]

EDITORIAL: An imposed backstop would see a unionist reaction that would dwarf Drumcree or the flag protests

EDITORIAL: An imposed backstop would see a unionist reaction that would dwarf Drumcree or the flag protests

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI It is clear that the European Union, and aggressive pan-nationalism in the form of Sinn Fein, SDLP and Alliance, are working in collaboration in a desperate attempt to use Brexit as a means to advance their shared objectives of promoting a ‘progressive Europeanism’, which will aid pan-nationalism by virtue of promoting […]

Opinion: ‘Spirit’ of the Belfast Agreement is a fools utopia, it is time to repeal the 98 Act

Opinion: ‘Spirit’ of the Belfast Agreement is a fools utopia, it is time to repeal the 98 Act

By Jamie Bryson The comments by DUP leader Arlene Foster have again re-ignited debate around the Belfast Agreement. It is positive that the DUP are coming around to articulating the arguments put forward by a number of unionists for many years, namely that the Belfast Agreement is not a holy writ, but rather a political […]

EDITORIAL: Returning the serve- Rebalancing the legacy of the past and political policing of the present

EDITORIAL: Returning the serve- Rebalancing the legacy of the past and political policing of the present

Editorial- By Jamie Bryson A statement by nationalist legacy activist and solicitor Paddy Murray, which has been carried in today’s media, stands as a shining example of the double standards of nationalism when it comes to the criminal justice system. Paddy Murray was an ardent supporter of the Loughinisland film No Stone Unturned, which was […]

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 […]

Analysis: Sean Murray’s article paves the way for a genuine debate on republicanism’s one sided legacy narrative

Analysis: Sean Murray’s article paves the way for a genuine debate on republicanism’s one sided legacy narrative

You can read Sean Murray’s article HERE and the original ‘Glenanne Gang’ article published by Unionist Voice HERE By Jamie Bryson We, as unionists, must not be afraid of debate or to engage with our political opponents. If we are to use our increasingly broad platform to criticise and challenge then we must be brave […]