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Treacherous amendment to the NI Act shreds the requirement for cross community consent on pernicious Protocol

Treacherous amendment to the NI Act shreds the requirement for cross community consent on pernicious Protocol

By Jamie Bryson On 10 December 2020 the Secretary of State Brandon Lewis quietly laid a piece of legislation in the form of a Statutory instrument which unilaterally amended the Belfast Agreement. The treacherous amendment- without any unionist consent- inserted Schedule 6A into the Northern Ireland Act which at paragraph 18 (5) disapplied Section 42 […]

OPINION: PSNI and Department of Justice are wrong on powers of entry

OPINION: PSNI and Department of Justice are wrong on powers of entry

By Jamie Bryson At the outset it is important to set out that legitimate debates around concerns about the PSNI abusing their powers or misinterpreting the law should not act as an encouragement to anyone to breach public health guidance or otherwise act unreasonably. Opposition to the PSNI operating unlawfully and in breach of the […]

Executive now purport to ban household families gathering in their own private garden

Executive now purport to ban household families gathering in their own private garden

By Jamie Bryson The Northern Ireland Executive has purported to regulate the movement of any household families of seven, or more (inclusive of children under 12) within the confines of their own private property. Outlining the latest bizarre regulation, a statement from the Executive stated, inter-alia: “Private garden gatherings- maximum of six people from one […]

‘From Warfare to Lawfare’- UVPS publishes response to IRC Paramilitary report

‘From Warfare to Lawfare’- UVPS publishes response to IRC Paramilitary report

You can download the full report UVPS- From Warfare to Lawfare- Response to IRC Report “Notwithstanding the ‘design fault’ within the Fresh Start process, it is important to note that loyalist organisations do not get the credit deserved for the manner in which the respective groups have been held together in a cohesive manner. There […]

ANALYSIS: The Charity Commission’s “problematic culture” must be eradicated

ANALYSIS: The Charity Commission’s “problematic culture” must be eradicated

By Jamie Bryson  The Charity Commission of Northern Ireland (CCNI) has a culture of superiority and elitism running throughout it. Career civil servants were brought into post and empowered with draconian statutory powers, despite having no legal qualifications. It is no surprise therefore that more often than not they got it badly wrong. Since its […]

The Orwellian Covid snitch line is manna from heaven for the self-righteous liberal elite

The Orwellian Covid snitch line is manna from heaven for the self-righteous liberal elite

By Jamie Bryson In today’s Irish News Brendan Hughes revealed some of the reports the PSNI ‘snitch line’ had received during the Covid 19 pandemic. You can read the article HERE The snitch line was always going to encourage and empower the self-righteous curtain twitching busybodies, who could now feel the warm glow of moral […]

Stephen Nolan’s ‘BBC Batman’ segment was Orwellian and completely ill-judged

Stephen Nolan’s ‘BBC Batman’ segment was Orwellian and completely ill-judged

By Jamie Bryson Let me begin by saying- lest my arguments be deliberately misconstrued- that I am not an anti-mask conspiracy theorist. I do not believe there is a New World Order conspiring to infect us all with 5G, or that Covid 19 is some secret experiment in mind control. In my mind the questionable […]

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 […]

OPINION: Dundee’s original SPFL vote is legally binding

OPINION: Dundee’s original SPFL vote is legally binding

@JamieBrysonCPNI Editor@UnionistVoice.com It is necessary to begin with the legal obligations on the directors when issuing a written resolution. Section 291 (4) of the Companies Act 2006 states that Directors must provide the following: (4) The copy of the resolution must be accompanied by a statement informing the member— (a) how to signify agreement to […]

“A Dark Day for Northern Ireland”- Cllr Stephen Cooper analyses the Belfast Agreement 22 years on

“A Dark Day for Northern Ireland”- Cllr Stephen Cooper analyses the Belfast Agreement 22 years on

By Stephen Cooper  @S_J_Cooper Twenty-two years on Twenty two years ago last week, the Belfast Agreement was foisted upon a weary and desperate electorate. The coercion and emotional blackmail, intertwined with lies and false claims, embraced an undercurrent of sinister insistence that it was this way, or all hell would break loose. The amount of […]

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