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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 […]

#RebalancingLegacy- Why it is time to return the serve on the legacy battlefield

#RebalancingLegacy- Why it is time to return the serve on the legacy battlefield

By Jamie Bryson As the disgraceful news broke on Saturday that former British Soldiers, as part of a witch hunt that is little short of a national shame, are to be prosecuted in relation to Bloody Sunday Andree Murphy- who works for Relatives For Justice, the ‘victims’ group who have previously used their social media […]

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 […]