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NEW: Policy Studies Report into unlawful NI Protocol calls for political action and civil disobedience

NEW: Policy Studies Report into unlawful NI Protocol calls for political action and civil disobedience

Unionist Voice Policy Studies is an independent grassroots think-tank addressing issues relevant to the Unionist and Loyalist community. The group has provided numerous written submissions and oral evidence to statutory bodies and Parliamentary Inquiries. You can now download the Report on the NI Protocol- UVPS- Northern Ireland Protocol Report 7 June 2021 The newly released […]

NEW: Lucy- a 19 year old loyalist- speaks out for her community

NEW: Lucy- a 19 year old loyalist- speaks out for her community

By Lucy, a 19 year old loyalist ……………………… Let’s hope the political representatives in attendance today paid attention to the words of a 19 year old female Loyalist wise beyond her years. As someone who was born after the Belfast Agreement in 1998, I have been dismayed by the dismissive and condescending attitude shown recently […]

EXCLUSIVE: DUP MP Ian Paisley reveals loyalist engagement plan and fires a warning to the Irish Government

EXCLUSIVE: DUP MP Ian Paisley reveals loyalist engagement plan and fires a warning to the Irish Government

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI DUP MP Ian Paisley has said the British Government urgently need to take unilateral steps to remove the Northern Ireland Protocol. In an exclusive interview with Unionist Voice the North Antrim MP said: “Everyone I speak to, from all backgrounds, has voiced Protocol opposition to me daily. The only people clinging […]

OPINION: Peter Robinson behaving like Ted Heath does nothing to unite Unionism

OPINION: Peter Robinson behaving like Ted Heath does nothing to unite Unionism

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI It was somewhat ironic that Peter Robinson’s pitch for unity amongst the DUP was contained within an article plainly designed as a full frontal assault on the new leader of the DUP, and those around him. Lamenting the removal of Arlene Foster as leader- which was overwhelmingly the desire of not […]

OPINION: PUL community should not countenance amendments or changes to the Protocol, it must be completely eradicated

OPINION: PUL community should not countenance amendments or changes to the Protocol, it must be completely eradicated

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI There has been a worrying narrative developing in relation to the NI Protocol (‘NIP’), namely that it would be acceptable for it to be ‘amended’ or ‘changed’. This is to either completely misunderstand or deliberately ignore the fundamental core of the NIP. The NIP has two distinct issues. There is the […]

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 […]