Opinions

Opinions

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 […]

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 […]