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Unionist Voice Editorial

The big challenge for Unionism: Fighting back within the social media kingdom of the liberal elite

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI In Northern Ireland social media is saturated and completely dominated by so-called progressives and pro-EU activists. Given nationalism has hitched its wagon to social causes which identify with that broadly progressive/liberal movement and the attempts to stop Brexit, this gives as a social media sphere largely dominated by progressives and nationalists. […]

Fr Magill’s message was well meaning, but it has only served to create a superficial momentum aiming for political utopia

Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI At the funeral of Lyra McKee the hall burst into applause following the well publicised contribution of Fr Martin Magill. I like Fr Magill, he is a fundamentally decent man and someone who genuinely believes in trying to understand all sides. A few years ago he came to a bonfire in Bangor, and […]

Mob Rule- How social media validation-seekers are sacrificing individual thought in favour of the latest popular trend

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI In George Orwell’s 1984, the ideologically hypnotised masses were treated to the spectacle of ‘two minutes’ of hate. The villain of the day was held up on the contrived, manipulated and controlled altar of public opinion. The crowds would duly unleash a wave of abuse and hatred at the individual. Of […]

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: Loyalists right to challenge their appalling treatment by the media

By Jamie Bryson Unionist Voice this evening carried responses by two separate groups of loyalists following a number of stories published in the Sunday Life today (07/04/2019). I have advocated loyalists building relationships and engaging with the media for many years. Malcom X once said “the media is the most powerful entity on earth. They […]

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 […]

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