Politics

Politics

Analysis: Political judgment forces Unionism to confront the destructive nature of the Union-dismantling ‘process’

Analysis: Political judgment forces Unionism to confront the destructive nature of the Union-dismantling ‘process’

By Jamie Bryson The controversial ruling came to a highly questionable decision on the unprecedented question as to whether the general provisions within a more recent constitutional statute can impliedely repeal an earlier constitutional statute. With virtually no guiding case law as authority for the answer, Mr Justice Colton nevertheless ruled that the Act of […]

EXCLUSIVE: New UUP Leader Doug Beattie writes for Unionist Voice outlining his vision for Unionism

EXCLUSIVE: New UUP Leader Doug Beattie writes for Unionist Voice outlining his vision for Unionism

By Doug Beattie MC MLA There will be many who will criticise me for writing in Unionist Voice. Yet I think we need more engagement, not less and a deliberate policy of exclusion from engagement helps nobody. It places a firewall between the electorate and the politicians and to how we truly understand individual and […]

NEW: Policy Studies Report into unlawful NI Protocol calls for political action and civil disobedience

NEW: Policy Studies Report into unlawful NI Protocol calls for political action and civil disobedience

Unionist Voice Policy Studies is an independent grassroots think-tank addressing issues relevant to the Unionist and Loyalist community. The group has provided numerous written submissions and oral evidence to statutory bodies and Parliamentary Inquiries. You can now download the Report on the NI Protocol- UVPS- Northern Ireland Protocol Report 7 June 2021 The newly released […]

EXCLUSIVE: DUP MP Ian Paisley reveals loyalist engagement plan and fires a warning to the Irish Government

EXCLUSIVE: DUP MP Ian Paisley reveals loyalist engagement plan and fires a warning to the Irish Government

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI DUP MP Ian Paisley has said the British Government urgently need to take unilateral steps to remove the Northern Ireland Protocol. In an exclusive interview with Unionist Voice the North Antrim MP said: “Everyone I speak to, from all backgrounds, has voiced Protocol opposition to me daily. The only people clinging […]

Surrendering Sovereignty -A paper analysing the constitutional implications of the NI Protocol

Surrendering Sovereignty -A paper analysing the constitutional implications of the NI Protocol

You can download the document for free The Constitutional Implications of the NI Protocol [2020] The Northern Ireland Protocol poses a clear and present danger to the constitutional position of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom. The European Research Group legal opinion published on 29 December 2020 departs from their own previous analysis, and has concluded […]

Amending the Betrayal Act- a brief explainer of the legal row

Amending the Betrayal Act- a brief explainer of the legal row

There has been much speculation that the disastrous Northern Ireland Protocol is about to be at the very least unilaterally amended via the Internal Markets Bill (which will become an ‘Act’ once passed into law). The question I have heard asked most in recent days is ‘what does that mean’? This article seeks to answer […]

Further questions over Storey’s IRA funeral- It isn’t going away, you know

Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI Let us begin by dissecting Belfast City Council’s (BCC) own statement. In the first paragraph the statement says that following the emergency change to permit 30 persons to gather outside that this permitted the Council to “offer this as an option for mourners”. Belfast City Council did not offer this option for mourners, […]

Cllr Russell Watton: We have to stop the constant drip of concession after concession

Cllr Russell Watton: We have to stop the constant drip of concession after concession

By Cllr Russell Watton  After a week of reflection on the “Stormont Deal”, I think I should now voice my opinion, for what it’s worth. Firstly I cannot believe the DUP agreed to an Irish Language Act and a Commissioner. This is in direct contradiction to repeated pledges and promises. We were told that an […]

Open letter to First Minister Arlene Foster MLA

Open letter to First Minister Arlene Foster MLA

An open letter to First Minister Arlene Foster MLA Dear Ms Foster, As you will be aware there is in my view deep and significant concern within all sections of unionism in relation to the content of the deal you have agreed in order to pave the way for re-entering the Executive with Sinn Fein. […]

Former Sinn Fein Finance Minister O’Muilleoir to be considered for perjury charges

Former Sinn Fein Finance Minister O’Muilleoir to be considered for perjury charges

O’Muilleoir is pictured above posing happily with Daniel Serban, who in 2019 was convicted of sending “menacing” online communications as part of a PSNI probe- sparked by Unionist Voice revelations- into the intimidation and exploitation of vulnerable female members of the Roma community in south Belfast. Sinn Fein- the DUP’s partners- stood by O’Muilleoir and […]

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