Opinions

Opinions

Opinion: IFA meddling in politics by tearing down the flag and suppressing the national anthem

Tuesday night’s decision to tear down the national flag and abandon the national anthem before the Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland international ladies game is the latest in a long line of IFA attempts to embrace the overtly political ‘parity of esteem’ principle. Football should always be open to all and be non-political. It […]

Editorial: Why Maze film should act as a timely reminder as to why we must never trust republicans

By Jamie Bryson The Maze 1983 film is an opportunity for the Unionist community to remind ourselves of the sheer folly of ever trusting the republican movement or their pretence of ‘reconciliation’. After the Hunger Strikes a new strategy emerged within the jail. It was conceived by the prison leadership which included current senior Sinn […]

Opinion: PSNI ‘seizure’ of UVF memorabilia is convenient politicking 

Today’s announcement of a large scale PSNI operation against individuals that are alleged to be involved in the ‘North Belfast UVF’ comes as the Red Hand Commando made an application to be de-proscribed.  This application will, of course, be a matter primarily for the Northern Ireland Office and the Secretary of State, not the Home […]

Opinion: SF demands aren’t ‘rights’- they are wrongs 

   Sinn Fein have continually sought to justify wielding their mandatory veto to demolish the Northern Ireland Executive by claiming they are doing so because of “rights based issues”.  If we go back in time Sinn Fein claimed they were bringing the house on the hill down over RHI and the refusal of Arlene Foster […]

OPINION: Why would anyone support failure over and over again? By Cllr Andrew Girvin

Why would anyone support failure over and over again?  Our health service is in melt down, there is a serious lack of housing with some unable to find any home while in other cases large families are squashed into one bedroom apartments and the Education and Skills Authority is having to make drastic cuts, our […]

Opinion: Health in crisis as Stormont stagnates- By Moore Holmes

By Moore Holmes Health in Crisis as Stormont Stagnates Proposals published by NI Health Trusts on how they are going to reduce spending in their department by £70million sent an anticipated shockwave throughout Northern Ireland. What was presented at the HSC Trust’s consultation meetings were details about how exactly the Health Service intended to save […]

OPINION: ‘Collusion’ allegations all about re-writing the past

There is an increasingly fast paced effort to push the republican narrative of collusion. With operation Kenova investigating agents operating within the highest echelons of the IRA, Sinn Fein’s arms-length campaigners are devoting vast amounts of energy to pursuing fictitious collusion allegations. The purpose behind this is two-fold, firstly to divert from awkward questions stemming […]

EDITORIAL: Unionism fighting back in the cultural war, and republicanism do not like it one bit

This morning the story of the ghoulish terror video of children being indoctrinated with profanity-laden IRA songs was covered by the mainstream media in the form of U105. This is a positive example of how Unionist Voice and grassroots activism can highlight relevant issues. For quite some time loyalism has been an easy target for mainstream […]

EDITORIAL: Linguistic Warfare – The modern weapon of the republican movement

EDITORIAL: Linguistic Warfare – The modern weapon of the republican movement

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI In recent months I have tried to raise awareness of a new phrase in the political lexicon- linguistic warfare. But what does it mean? Words are important in Northern Ireland, because they control the political narrative and therefore influence events and public opinion. That is why Sinn Fein have invested so […]

OPINION: Community Worker Pete Wray argues for a more inclusive Unionism

Pete Wray is a community development and youth worker. He previously stood as a candidate for NI21 and served on their party executive. Pete is passionate about promoting a more liberal and inclusive Unionism in order to make the United Kingdom more attractive for all sections of the community in Northern Ireland. I am Northern […]