Opinions

Opinions

EDITORIAL: ‘Bag-gate’ neatly undermines nationalism’s own more extreme grievance narratives

EDITORIAL: ‘Bag-gate’ neatly undermines nationalism’s own more extreme grievance narratives

By Jamie Bryson On Sunday night I quite deliberately tweeted an image of a green, white and orange plastic bag being used by JD Sports. It is not simply colours as part of a wider design- like a Tesco bag- rather it looks identical to an Irish flag with 3 equally divided dominant colours.  Making no comment […]

Analysis: Outrageous attempt by nationalist legacy activists to once again target Mr Justice McCloskey

Analysis: Outrageous attempt by nationalist legacy activists to once again target Mr Justice McCloskey

By Jamie Bryson In a remarkable coincidence I happened to find that Mr Justice McCloskey had unilaterally decided to list my ongoing Judicial Review case against the unlawful actions of the PSNI and SIA on the same morning as the application by Fine Point films, the company behind the controversial Loughinisland film. By virtue of […]

EDITORIAL: Sinn Fein activists win no prizes for spending Halloween dressed up a ‘civic nationalists’

EDITORIAL: Sinn Fein activists win no prizes for spending Halloween dressed up a ‘civic nationalists’

By Jamie Bryson “If I was to write a letter on behalf of loyalists and unionists and flaunt myself all over the media promoting it, I would be shunned and drummed out of the profession.” That was the view of one astounded legal professional speaking to me in recent days about the ‘Leo Letter’. There […]

OPINION: Belfast Agreement is somewhat similar to the ill-fated Titanic- By Moore Holmes

OPINION: Belfast Agreement is somewhat similar to the ill-fated Titanic- By Moore Holmes

By Moore Holmes The Belfast Agreement is somewhat similar to the ill-fated venture of the great Titanic. What began with so much hope and enthusiasm, stern in the belief that it would pave a new way into the future, now finds itself fatally wounded, perilously sinking and destined to end up lying at the bottom […]

EDITORIAL: An imposed backstop would see a unionist reaction that would dwarf Drumcree or the flag protests

EDITORIAL: An imposed backstop would see a unionist reaction that would dwarf Drumcree or the flag protests

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI It is clear that the European Union, and aggressive pan-nationalism in the form of Sinn Fein, SDLP and Alliance, are working in collaboration in a desperate attempt to use Brexit as a means to advance their shared objectives of promoting a ‘progressive Europeanism’, which will aid pan-nationalism by virtue of promoting […]

Opinion: ‘Spirit’ of the Belfast Agreement is a fools utopia, it is time to repeal the 98 Act

Opinion: ‘Spirit’ of the Belfast Agreement is a fools utopia, it is time to repeal the 98 Act

By Jamie Bryson The comments by DUP leader Arlene Foster have again re-ignited debate around the Belfast Agreement. It is positive that the DUP are coming around to articulating the arguments put forward by a number of unionists for many years, namely that the Belfast Agreement is not a holy writ, but rather a political […]

EDITORIAL: Returning the serve- Rebalancing the legacy of the past and political policing of the present

EDITORIAL: Returning the serve- Rebalancing the legacy of the past and political policing of the present

Editorial- By Jamie Bryson A statement by nationalist legacy activist and solicitor Paddy Murray, which has been carried in today’s media, stands as a shining example of the double standards of nationalism when it comes to the criminal justice system. Paddy Murray was an ardent supporter of the Loughinisland film No Stone Unturned, which was […]

OPINION: There is a clear anti-unionist/loyalist bias within the academic community argues Dr Edward Cooke

OPINION: There is a clear anti-unionist/loyalist bias within the academic community argues Dr Edward Cooke

Rarely a week goes by without the publication of a NI academic report or research paper, (reports and papers that are often funded by NI government departments) that appears to have been prepared by academics and researchers who have little empathy with Unionism and who appear to be outright hostile to Loyalism. The Unionist political […]

OPINION: The role of Unionism’s progressive flank- By William Ennis

OPINION: The role of Unionism’s progressive flank- By William Ennis

IT WAS something that first occurred to me as I read Sinnerton’s David Ervine: Uncharted Waters and was then confirmed when I read The Principles of Loyalism, by William Mitchell. Something which made me the unionist I am. A realisation that not only did my socio-economic politics lie to the left-of-centre, but that my unionism […]