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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 […]

Orwell’s ‘two minutes of hate’ alive and well with social media trolls seeking therapy online

In George Orwell’s 1984, the ideologically hypnotised masses were treated to the spectacle of ‘two minutes’ of hate. The villain of the day was held up on the contrived, manipulated and controlled altar of public opinion. The crowds would duly unleash a wave of abuse and hatred at the individual. Of course, no one would […]

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: Civic unionism must come together to counterbalance nationalism’s sectarian pact

By Jamie Bryson The nationalist sectarian pact is perhaps one of the most appalling polarisations of civic society that one is likely to see. It was undoubtedly designed to ostracise unionists within their stated professions, and at its core it is a hostile takeover- orchestrated by Connolly House- of the professional class. This was not a […]

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 […]

Lady Hermon’s despicable attack on Unionism should see her ousted by the people of North Down

Many unionists in North Down will have been appalled at the increasingly overt attempts by the local MP, Lady Sylvia Hermon, to subvert the will of the British people in relation to Brexit. Lady Hermon, like many remain MPs, cloaked these attempts in palatable language, however there is no doubt that the member for North […]

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 […]

OPINION: Why the NI Act 1998 should be repealed and the Belfast Agreement torn up

By Jamie Bryson In a recent social media debate with Queens University lecturer and Alliance Party member Duncan Morrow, which was respectful and dignified, a dispute arose over the Belfast Agreement and whether it could be overridden. I argued that it could, and indeed should, and Mr Morrow argued that it would be in breach […]