Politics

Politics

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 […]

EDITORIAL: Kate Hoey MP right to demand balance and fairness from the media

EDITORIAL: Kate Hoey MP right to demand balance and fairness from the media

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI A Twitter exchange between Labour MP Kate Hoey and Sky’s Kay Burley has brought to the fore a debate around the balance and fairness required of journalists. Kate Hoey had questioned the balance shown by some BBC journalists in relation to Brexit and Kay Burley responded forcefully claiming that such criticisms […]

EDITORIAL: Marie Anderson is out of control, she must resign

This morning’s BBC Nolan Show, via an investigation by David Thompson, once again provided a glimpse into the increasingly erratic and legally questionable behaviour of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman, who also doubles up as the Local Government Commissioner for Standards, Marie Anderson. In her latest escapade it was revealed that she had threatened […]

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 […]

EXCLUSIVE: Cliftonville’s Ryan Catney ‘likes’ social media posts praising INLA terror gang

Cliftonville player Ryan Catney took to a pro-dissident republican Facebook page to endorse the murderous actions of the INLA. The page, named ‘South Down Republicans’, posted a ‘tribute’ on 27 December 2018 to the ‘volunteers’ of a so-called INLA ‘active service unit’ who were responsible for the murder of loyalist prisoner Billy Wright in the […]

NEWS: Cliftonville’s newest signing suggested members of the Orange Order should be shot

NEWS: Cliftonville’s newest signing suggested members of the Orange Order should be shot

Cliftonville Football Club’s newest signing Joe Gorman was at the centre of a 2014 Police probe after he suggested on social media that members of the Orange Order should be shot. The then Inverness player was suspended by the club after his tweet, following a documentary into the disputed Crumlin Road 12th July parade, which […]

NEWS: East Belfast FC requests that Unionist parties support a political declaration condemning demolition of their community hub

NEWS: East Belfast FC requests that Unionist parties support a political declaration condemning demolition of their community hub

East Belfast Football Club have released a statement in the wake of last weeks invasion of their football club by masked men. The statement calls on unionist elected representatives to indicate their support for a political declaration which slams the actions of Belfast City Council, reaffirms that no unionist political representatives were consulted about the plans […]

EXCLUSIVE: Secret recording reveals Council officials told EBFC to place hub on site

EXCLUSIVE: Secret recording reveals Council officials told EBFC to place hub on site

A recording has emerged which shows Belfast City Council officials advising East Belfast Football Club that all that was required to temporarily place their community hub at the Inveraray site was the agreement of the Parks manager. A spokesperson for the club has said the tape, obtained by Unionist Voice, is ‘damming evidence’ and claimed […]