Opinions

Opinions

OPINION: Gibney’s appalling Irish News column demands a compliant media to assist the ‘political process’

By Jamie Bryson Jim Gibney’s column in today’s Irish News is perhaps the most astonishing example one is ever likely to see of a political movement trying to mutilate press freedom, and censor viewpoints which do not fit their narrative. In commentary that wouldn’t have been out of place in George Orwell’s 1984, Jim Gibney […]

Unionist negotiators must demand cultural protections around parades and bonfires

Unionist negotiators must demand cultural protections around parades and bonfires

As the Irish language lobby increase their ever expanding list of demands, it is prudent for the unionist community to reflect upon what legislative provisions are being discussed for the protection of the Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist culture and traditions. With much talk about ‘rights based issues’, it is notable that any reference to the […]

Analysis: Stormont dealers caught in the Act

Analysis: Stormont dealers caught in the Act

by Jamie Bryson On Sunday afternoon rumours began to filter out that the outline of a deal had been agreed by the DUP and Sinn Fein.   It is understood the outline deal, which was presented to DUP members at a 10am summit this morning (Monday), includes legislative provision for Irish language ‘rights’. The DUP […]

Unionists urged to speak out against rumoured DUP surrender 

Rumours have grown today that the DUP are on the verge of a humiliating surrender to Sinn Fein demands, in order to get back into Stormont and Save their salary. Unionism voted in their droves, with many lending their vote to the DUP, to give Arlene Foster a strong mandate NOT to provide anymore concessions […]

OPINION: Any deal open to legal challenge as Secretary of State has failed to exercise her legal duty

By Jamie Bryson Any potential deal at Stormont could very well be open to legal challenge, given the fact that the Secretary of State is currently failing in her legal obligation to call an election. The Northern Ireland Act 1998 is also clear on the process for electing a First and Deputy First Minister, and […]

NEWS: UUP Cllr complains to BBC about Loughinisland judgement coverage

NEWS: UUP Cllr complains to BBC about Loughinisland judgement coverage

Ulster Unionist Party Councillor Jeffrey Dudgeon has revealed in today’s Belfast Newsletter that he has complained to the BBC in relation to the recent Loughinisland judgement, handed down by Mr Justice McCloskey.   Throughout the courtroom drama only Unionist Voice consistently highlighted that the mainstream media were reporting a whopping lie, namely that Justice McCloskey […]

OPINION: The contrived ‘bias’ in Loughinisland case

OPINION: The contrived ‘bias’ in Loughinisland case

This morning Relatives for Justice, a republican victims group, shared an analysis piece on social media, outlining their view of the ongoing legacy battle in relation to the Loughinisland massacre. In this analysis the author raises the families’, and PONI, argument of a ‘perception of bias’, and rests this argument upon an Irish Times article […]

OPINION: Loughinisland case demonstrates the real legacy agenda and hypocrisy that runs through it

By Jamie Bryson Today’s Judgement in relation to the discredited Police Ombudsman report into the awful killings at Loughinisland in 1994, has been delayed. In a clear example of the growing coalition of legacy activists, from many professional fields, coming together for political purposes, Barra McGrory QC, the controversial former DPP, has emerged to represent the […]

OPINION: Sinn Fein’s ‘punishment’ is more like an endorsement

OPINION: Sinn Fein’s ‘punishment’ is more like an endorsement

By Jamie Bryson The decision of the Sinn Fein leadership to slap their abstentionist MP on the wrist, demonstrates that their ‘equality’, ‘respect’ and ‘integrity’ mantra is every bit as sick a ‘joke’, as that which Barry McElduff published on his social media accounts on the anniversary of the IRA’s sectarian slaughter of 10 innocent Protestants. […]

Loughinisland Judgement- The key legacy battleground

Loughinisland Judgement- The key legacy  battleground

The legacy litigation battle reaches a key battleground in January, when former RUC officers will seek to have the widely discredited Police Ombudsman report into Loughinisland quashed. Loughinisland has been the focus of intense republican propaganda in 2017, with legacy litigators- some of whom are Sinn Fein campaigners- continuing to promote an overtly political agenda […]

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