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DUP MLAs and MPs will be held accountable by the electorate for the leadership positions they endorse

DUP MLAs and MPs will be held accountable by the electorate for the leadership positions they endorse

By Jamie Bryson It is trite to point out that the DUP MLAs and MPs will select the new leader. As such 18 votes is all that is required for either Edwin Poots or Sir Jeffrey Donaldson to attain the leadership of the party. However, each DUP MLA and MP who casts a vote does […]

EDITORIAL: Foster remaining for two months is an impediment to the policy progress which must be made

EDITORIAL: Foster remaining for two months is an impediment to the policy progress which must be made

By Jamie Bryson There has been some confused analysis that this somehow related to a vote on gay conversion therapy. This is simply untrue. The ideological coup within the DUP has been afoot since the shameful New Decade, New Approach deal with a letter of no confidence in draft form and circulated amongst some members […]

Policing Injustice- FOI request exposes shocking two-tier policing granting effective immunity to PIRA

Policing Injustice- FOI request exposes shocking two-tier policing granting effective immunity to PIRA

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI The FOI request reveals that in its four years of existence, the Paramilitary Crime Task Force has not issued a single statement with the word ‘IRA’ or ‘PIRA’. This stands in stark contrast to 62 statements in relation to loyalists. Despite not being asked to do so, the FOI response sought […]

Belfast Agreement formally rewarded IRA violence- by Cllr Stephen Cooper

Belfast Agreement formally rewarded IRA violence- by Cllr Stephen Cooper

By Cllr Stephen Cooper In 1998, the violence and threat of same from the republican movement was formally rewarded with the Belfast Agreement; the only accord with the authority to release hundreds of mass murderers, and amongst other constitutionally damaging annexes, the destruction of the anti-terrorist RUC. The price of protecting the city of London […]

A Perfect Storm- The growing discontent across grassroots unionism

A Perfect Storm- The growing discontent across grassroots unionism

By Jamie Bryson At the centre of the perfect storm brewing in Northern Ireland is the root cause of all the problems unionism has encountered over the past two decades, the Belfast Agreement. The agreement created a process whereby unionism- as the price of the IRA stopping murdering our community- had to acquiesce to a […]

OPINION: “Loyalist confidence in policing and justice is rock-bottom”- By Moore Holmes

OPINION: “Loyalist confidence in policing and justice is rock-bottom”- By Moore Holmes

By Moore Holmes The PSNI and PPS non-action against 24 Sinn Fein members who attended IRA anarchist Bobby Storey’s funeral has damaged confidence in policing and justice. Has there ever been a more obvious example of Republican appeasement? The funeral fiasco confirms what the Loyalist community has been alleging for some time. It is quite […]

Political Expediency Shouldn’t Trump Devolution- why the forced ‘abortion’ regulations are bad for NI- By Libby Wells

Political Expediency Shouldn’t Trump Devolution- why the forced ‘abortion’ regulations are bad for NI- By Libby Wells

By Libby Wells Today, the Abortion (NI) Regulations 2021 come into effect. Regardless of your stance on abortion, if you welcome Westminster devolving powers to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, then you should be concerned about the impact of this otherwise controversial piece of subordinate legislation. At its simplest, the 2021 regs amend the Northern […]

EDITORIAL: Why Unionism and Loyalism must withdraw all support for the PSNI in defence of the rule of law

EDITORIAL: Why Unionism and Loyalism must withdraw all support for the PSNI in defence of the rule of law

By Jamie Bryson  The DUP leader and First Minister Arlene Foster has finally arrived at the realisation that the Chief Constable’s position is “untenable”. She has accordingly called for his resignation. The Chief Constable has refused. The DUP are now bound by their own logic; policing is so discredited, so biased and so politically motivated […]

ANALYSIS: The PSNI timeline exposing their collusion with republicans in advance of facilitating IRA Storey funeral

ANALYSIS: The PSNI timeline exposing their collusion with republicans in advance of facilitating IRA Storey funeral

By Jamie Bryson The Director of Public Prosecutions (‘DPP’) issued an extensive statement seeking to explain his perverse and politically motivated decision to effectively grant blanket immunity to all those who participated in the IRA show of strength at the funeral of Bobby Storey. Naturally when it came to a family funeral in East Belfast, […]

Legal action seeking to compel the Secretary of State to declare loyalist ceasefires over has no basis in law

Legal action seeking to compel the Secretary of State to declare loyalist ceasefires over has no basis in law

By Jamie Bryson Last week it was announced that an unnamed individual was to bring legal action against the Secretary of State if he refused to declare loyalist ceasefires over, and further suspend the licences of all those released under the Belfast Agreement. A solicitor for her legal firm, McIvor Farrell, said: “Loyalist paramilitary organisations […]

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