Policing & Justice

Policing and Justice

EXCLUSIVE: Over £30,000 of Fresh Start funding earmarked to help women affected by paramilitarism is being used to fund a lavish trip to New York

The tax payer has been subjected to a relentless media campaign of adverts and press releases about tackling paramilitarism. Most people probably thought this was all about tackling organised crime, helping victims and making communities safer. The tackling paramilitarism programme originated in the Fresh Start agreement of November 2015 where it set out the Executive’s […]

EDITORIAL: Why the toxic issue of legacy will have caused many young unionists to follow their most basic instincts and cheer Karen Bradley’s comments to the rafters

EDITORIAL: Why the toxic issue of legacy will have caused many young unionists to follow their most basic instincts and cheer Karen Bradley’s comments to the rafters

By Jamie Bryson That many moderate unionists, and those who never lived through the conflict, will have cheered Karen Bradley’s comments to the rafters is an indication of just how frustrated and angry the broad cross-generational spectrum of the Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist community have become at the one-sided legacy narrative. The comments, which were […]

FORGOTTEN VICTIMS: Peter Gibson’s father- a charity worker for those with diabetes- was ruthlessly murdered by IRA terrorists in 1993

FORGOTTEN VICTIMS: Peter Gibson’s father- a charity worker for those with diabetes- was ruthlessly murdered by IRA terrorists in 1993

John Gibson, was shot dead in the driveway of his Carnvue Road home by the IRA on Thursday 21st October 1993. Only hours earlier he had learned of an award for his voluntary work for the British Diabetic Association. His son, Peter, is still fighting for justice for his father. He started by outlining for […]

ANALYSIS: Policing and Legacy issues highlight the supremacist attitude and hypocrisy that oozes from Nationalist activists

By Jamie Bryson It should come as no shock to see Sinn Fein seeking to dictate who should be the next Chief Constable. Think of the insanity of it all, an elected representative from a foreign jurisdiction issuing orders on who the next Chief Constable should be. As if that is not perverse enough, standing […]

ANALYSIS: Day Two of Newsletter’s Loughinisland series debunks the lies of the ‘mystery witness’

Today the Newsletter exposes the unsubstantiated allegations made by the ‘mystery witness’ that breathed fresh life into the ‘collusion’ allegations around the Loughinisland massacre. It is revealed that the mystery witness approached Clare Rogan, the widow of innocent victim Adrian Rogan and mother of Sinn Fein MLA Emma Rogan, and outlined her allegations. After this […]

ANALYSIS: Day one of the Newsletter’s Loughinisland series raises intriguing questions

ANALYSIS: Day one of the Newsletter’s Loughinisland series raises intriguing questions

Today marks the first of a five day series of articles being carried by the Newsletter which seeks to challenge the prevailing ‘collusion’ narrative and myths promoted by nationalist legacy activists. Unionist Voice has been campaigning against the Loughinisland ‘collusion’ narrative since 2017 and was at the forefront of challenging the ‘No Stone Unturned’ documentary, […]

ANALYSIS: Finucane campaign highlights the hypocrisy at the heart of republicanism’s legacy propaganda

ANALYSIS: Finucane campaign highlights the hypocrisy at the heart of republicanism’s legacy propaganda

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI This weekend marks 30 years since the killing of republican solicitor Pat Finucane by the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) in Belfast, who said in a statement at the time that they had not killed Pat Finucane the solicitor but “Pat Finucane, the IRA officer”. It cannot be disputed that Finucane came […]

NEWS: The Michael Stone judgement has wide ramifications- Unionist Voice argues for his right to appeal

NEWS: The Michael Stone judgement has wide ramifications- Unionist Voice argues for his right to appeal

By Jamie Bryson This week Belfast High Court will rule on an application by lawyers acting for Michael Stone seeking certification of an appeal to the Supreme Court. This follows last week’s decision by the Divisional Court, with Mr Justice McCloskey and Mr Justice Colton sitting, to rule that Michael Stone must remain in prison […]

EDITORIAL: Judicial Review into police powers raises important constitutional law and journalistic privilege issues

EDITORIAL: Judicial Review into police powers raises important constitutional law and journalistic privilege issues

By Jamie Bryson The upcoming Judicial Review (JR) I have brought before the High Court raises important issues around the exercise of police powers and the issue of journalistic material being seized beyond the scope of warrants. It will, naturally, affect me as the applicant- but more importantly it will have ramifications for a wide […]