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Amending the Betrayal Act- a brief explainer of the legal row

Amending the Betrayal Act- a brief explainer of the legal row

There has been much speculation that the disastrous Northern Ireland Protocol is about to be at the very least unilaterally amended via the Internal Markets Bill (which will become an ‘Act’ once passed into law). The question I have heard asked most in recent days is ‘what does that mean’? This article seeks to answer […]

IFA Appeals Committee’s Institute decision was vitiated by procedural impropriety- fairness demands it is quashed

IFA Appeals Committee’s Institute decision was vitiated by procedural impropriety- fairness demands it is quashed

The decision to automatically relegate Institute, when the club were capable of avoiding relegation across their remaining games, is hardly something any right thinking person would hold up as sporting integrity. The club were right to challenge the decision, and the manner in which it was made. There are many meritorious points in their favour, […]

From ‘Warfare’ to ‘Lawfare’- Loyalism’s lost transition

From ‘Warfare’ to ‘Lawfare’- Loyalism’s lost transition

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI  There will be two terms repeatedly used in this article. One is peace and the other is the process. It is necessary to particularise both at the outset. Peace, in my view, is an absence of violence. Those committed to peace are committed to pursuing their political objectives, or continuing ‘conflict’, […]

The real scandal of LAD is how the liberal elite legitimised their Orwellian hate campaign

The real scandal of LAD is how the liberal elite legitimised their Orwellian hate campaign

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI This week the online trolling account ‘LAD’ disappeared. It came after one of its founders, John-Paul Whearty, took to social media to complain about being held accountable for the actions of the page. It was all a little bit like wallowing in self-pity and expressing sorrow because his actions had caught […]

ANALYIS: DUP’s “Key Brain” behind St Andrews Agreement urges the party not to risk giving unfettered power to Sinn Fein Ministers

ANALYIS: DUP’s “Key Brain” behind St Andrews Agreement urges the party not to risk giving unfettered power to Sinn Fein Ministers

By Richard Bullick @RichardBullick1 On Friday, the Belfast News Letter published an article setting out my concerns about a clause in the Executive Committee (Functions) Bill. It was my contention that the bill rolls back some of the key safeguards that were part of the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006. The full article […]

Heading for Arbitration- The Amateur League football dispute explained

Heading for Arbitration- The Amateur League football dispute explained

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI There has been much discussion around the ongoing dispute between the Northern Amateur Football League (NAFL)  and Donaghadee Football Club in relation to the conclusion of season 2019/20. A significant amount of this discussion is uninformed, and fundamentally misunderstands the issues in dispute. Therefore, this article seeks to provide a simple […]

ANALYSIS: Questions over IFA Appeals Panel impartiality as absurd NAFL decision set to be appealed

ANALYSIS: Questions over IFA Appeals Panel impartiality as absurd NAFL decision set to be appealed

By Jamie Bryson The ‘independent’ IFA Appeals Panel decision, issued some 13 weeks after it was lodged, is one of the most irrational and legally unintelligible decisions that you are ever likely to see rendered by any quasi-judicial appeals panel. The author, Adam Wood, with which the other two (unknown) panel members apparently agree, quite […]

EXCLUSIVE: Potentially multiple breaches of security licensing at Storey’s funeral – PSNI must investigate

EXCLUSIVE: Potentially multiple breaches of security licensing at Storey’s funeral – PSNI must investigate

Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI It appears that the security provided at the funeral of Bobby Storey may have been in contravention of the law as set out in the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (‘the 2001 Act’). Belfast City Council state that persons appointed by the family would be “on site to assist the family in ensuring […]

Further questions over Storey’s IRA funeral- It isn’t going away, you know

Further questions over Storey’s IRA funeral- It isn’t going away, you know

Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI Let us begin by dissecting Belfast City Council’s (BCC) own statement. In the first paragraph the statement says that following the emergency change to permit 30 persons to gather outside that this permitted the Council to “offer this as an option for mourners”. Belfast City Council did not offer this option for mourners, […]

Sunday World issue a clarification after exploitative and inaccurate ‘vigilante’ article

Sunday World issue a clarification after exploitative and inaccurate ‘vigilante’ article

A statement has been issued by JWB Consultancy who represented the complainants in the case, Mr David English and two local businessmen. Statement on behalf of Mr David English and two other local businessmen following Sunday World clarification “On 7 June 2020 the Sunday World published a malicious, exploitative and entirely inappropriate interview with an […]

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