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NEWS: Publicly funded republican community worker plays a leading role in INLA armed show of strength

By Jamie Bryson – Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI A publically funded community worker played a leading role in the armed INLA show of strength, it can be revealed. The individual, who it is understood works for INLA group Teach Na Faillte, is seen leading the armed balaclava-clad terror gang out of a residential property before spotting mobile […]

EDITORIAL: We must not let old struggles ruin future gains- why our generation must recognise the futility of violence and ensure conflict never returns

EDITORIAL: We must not let old struggles ruin future gains- why our generation must recognise the futility of violence and ensure conflict never returns

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI The gunmen that murdered Lyra McKee were almost certainly part of my generation; a generation that has grown up in a Northern Ireland where peace, quantified as the absence of large scale violence, is almost taken for granted. It is perfectly legitimate for young dissidents to be anti-agreement, to campaign against […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘A dogs dinner which has failed to achieve the removal of the backstop’ says senior DUP source – What next for Brexit?

EXCLUSIVE: ‘A dogs dinner which has failed to achieve the removal of the backstop’ says senior DUP source – What next for Brexit?

By Jamie Bryson A senior DUP source has confirmed that it is their understanding that the Prime Minister has not achieved meaningful changes to the legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement that would see the backstop removed, and therefore it is inevitable in such circumstances that the DUP will vote against the deal- regardless of […]

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 […]

NEWS: Former UDR soldier Alderman Ruth Patterson labels SDLP’s Attwood a “tell-tale-tit” and refuses to apologise for her accurate remarks

In a statement issued this afternoon Alderman Ruth Patterson has steadfastly refused to apologise for her entirely accurate remarks highlighting the links between Crumlin Star FC and Eddie Copeland, the IRA terrorist that ordered the Shankill bomb. The former UDR soldier has further branded SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood a “tell-tale-tit” and blasted the lack of […]

EDITORIAL: Marie Anderson’s treatment of Ruth Patterson drives a dagger into the heart of democracy

By Jamie Bryson Tomorrow a sanction hearing will take place whereby unelected Local Government ‘commissioner’ Marie Anderson will sit in judgement over Alderman Ruth Patterson, a woman elected by the public for over 18 years. The ‘crime’ committed by Alderman Patterson was making a truthful speech to Belfast City Council which highlighted the factual link […]

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 […]

EXCLUSIVE: Legal battle with Local Government Commissioner over a case involving notorious IRA boss revealed

By Jamie Bryson Alderman Ruth Patterson is being hauled before the Local Government Commissioner on the basis of a factual and accurate speech which highlighted the fact Crumlin Star FC had on their committee a senior IRA terrorist. Despite not naming the aforementioned terror boss, Eddie Copeland self-identified himself as the person to which the […]

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