Opinions

Opinions

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 […]

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 […]

ANALYSIS: Finucane campaign highlights the hypocrisy at the heart of republicanism’s legacy propaganda

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI This weekend marks 30 years since the killing of republican solicitor Pat Finucane by the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) in Belfast, who said in a statement at the time that they had not killed Pat Finucane the solicitor but “Pat Finucane, the IRA officer”. It cannot be disputed that Finucane came […]

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 […]