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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 […]

NEWS: EBCI blasts prejudicial and malicious article linking loyalists to Dublin crime gangs

  The East Belfast Community Initiative (EBCI) have released a statement in response to an article carried in today’s Sunday Life which made a range of baseless allegations about east Belfast loyalists and alleged criminal links to Dublin-based crime gangs. A spokesperson for EBCI told Unionist Voice: “Today’s article in the Sunday Life was the […]

NEWS: Highfield Rangers Supporters Club respond to “false and malicious” allegations printed by Sunday Life

The Highfield Rangers supporters club have reacted furiously to what they have branded a “false and malicious” article carried in today’s (07/04/19) edition of the Sunday Life. The publication carried a range of anonymous allegations pertaining to their well run and respected social club. These allegations largely appeared to be directed towards two well-known loyalists […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘A dogs dinner which has failed to achieve the removal of the backstop’ says senior DUP source – What next for Brexit?

EXCLUSIVE: ‘A dogs dinner which has failed to achieve the removal of the backstop’ says senior DUP source – What next for Brexit?

By Jamie Bryson A senior DUP source has confirmed that it is their understanding that the Prime Minister has not achieved meaningful changes to the legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement that would see the backstop removed, and therefore it is inevitable in such circumstances that the DUP will vote against the deal- regardless of […]

OPINION: Supreme Court decision on non-jury trials for British soldiers will have a huge impact on legacy – A response to solicitor Darragh Mackin

In the Irish News 7 March edition solicitor Darragh Mackin of Phoenix Law called for pending trials against British soldiers to be heard by a judge alone, i.e a non-jury trial. Let me from the outset make clear that I make absolutely no professional or indeed personal criticism of Mr Mackin’s advocacy on behalf of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Over £30,000 of Fresh Start funding earmarked to help women affected by paramilitarism is being used to fund a lavish trip to New York

The tax payer has been subjected to a relentless media campaign of adverts and press releases about tackling paramilitarism. Most people probably thought this was all about tackling organised crime, helping victims and making communities safer. The tackling paramilitarism programme originated in the Fresh Start agreement of November 2015 where it set out the Executive’s […]

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 […]

NEWS: Former UDR soldier Alderman Ruth Patterson labels SDLP’s Attwood a “tell-tale-tit” and refuses to apologise for her accurate remarks

NEWS: Former UDR soldier Alderman Ruth Patterson labels SDLP’s Attwood a “tell-tale-tit” and refuses to apologise for her accurate remarks

In a statement issued this afternoon Alderman Ruth Patterson has steadfastly refused to apologise for her entirely accurate remarks highlighting the links between Crumlin Star FC and Eddie Copeland, the IRA terrorist that ordered the Shankill bomb. The former UDR soldier has further branded SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood a “tell-tale-tit” and blasted the lack of […]