Opinions

Opinions

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 […]

Serious questions over Loughinisland ‘film’ as unionism strikes back in legacy battle

Serious questions over Loughinisland ‘film’ as unionism strikes back in legacy battle

  (Pictured published in Sinn Fein magazine, An Phoblacht) Today’s High Court judgement has made clear that the Police Ombudsman report relating to killings at Loughinisland in 1994 was “unsustainable in law”. Mr Justice McCloskey also branded the report “careless, thoughtless and inattentive in the language and structuring of the document”. Given the scathing judgement, there […]

OPINION: Matthew O’Toole’s pro-Belfast Agreement piece in the Irish Times is factually incorrect

OPINION: Matthew O’Toole’s pro-Belfast Agreement piece in the Irish Times is factually incorrect

By Jamie Bryson The Irish Times have today published an article by Matthew O’Toole, the former chief press officer for Europe and economic affairs in the prime minister’s office. In it he falsely claims that the Belfast Agreement constitutionally binds the United Kingdom to Europe. You can read it HERE In this piece Mr O’Toole […]

OPINION: Loyalists need to start writing their own history

OPINION: Loyalists need to start writing their own history

You only need to step into any bookstore and glance at the section reserved for Irish history, or politics. At a reasonably conservative estimate I would guess that 85% of the books in relation to Northern Ireland are written by, or are about, the republican movement. If we break it down further into books written […]

Why Unionism should reject the monstrous UK-EU deal 

Why Unionism should reject the monstrous UK-EU deal 

By Jamie Bryson This morning’s agreement between the United Kingdom Government and the European Union negotiators is a monstrous deal that not only strengthens the failed Belfast Agreement, but opens the door to an economic United Ireland. Here is why; [1] At paragraph 42 the UK Government and EU negotiators affirm that the “achievements, benefits […]

Who would take us back? – Time to unplug the concession meter and ignore Sinn Féin’s empty threats 

The IRA’s political wing, Sinn Fein, have continued to increase their rhetoric and whip up Brexit tension, in order to bully and threaten their way to ‘special status’.     The recent threats of ‘civil disobedience’ by Sinn Fein are a new variation of the armalite and ballot box strategy. Dire warnings have been issued about […]

OPINION: Former UDR Soldiers could be left vulnerable on the rocky road to an IRA amnesty 

The well meaning, and entirely honourable, attempt to protect British soldiers from the relentless witch hunt being perpetrated against them, by the Public Prosecution Service and PSNI, could inadvertently leave former members of the RUC and UDR exposed.     Recommendations put forward by the Westminster Defence Select Committee made clear that any initial statute would […]