For a long time in Northern Ireland the establishment has used the Police to attack political enemies. Sinn Fein for a long time was a favorite target but after the Belfast Common Purpose coup and the ensuing flag protests Protestants have been the ones under fire. The “new establishment” backed by US democrats in the form of the George Mitchell Centre and the British Labour party’s group Common Purpose see Protestants as a thing in the way of their mass change and social engineering project that they now call the Belfast Agenda (Rockefeller Resilient cities).
Previously institutions were stand alone, each “officer” or whatever had to perform his role under British law in accordance with the GFA and his own initiative. Common Purpose changed all that and the results are obvious, specially when you look at how the Loyalist Journalist Jamie Bryson is treated.
Bryson has been banging the establishments drum incessantly for almost ten years, he was involved in bringing to light dozens of criminal scams that establishment figures were involved in. These include the Iris Robinson bribes, alledged Cerberus capital fiasco (still under investigation) and RHI related caveats.
This has earned him a lot of enemies who are now using the Common Purpose network to libel him.
The PSNI two days ago, just after a raid on Bryson’s premises told the mainstream Common Purpose media that they were investigating criminality linked the the “East Belfast UVF” they also apparently found a bb gun at his home and camouflage clothing. Both legal items that would be present in many homes, however the Police use them to libel the man and make out like he is basically in the UVF and running round with a bb gun in full Spetznaz camo gear.
The equivalent might be raiding one of these Queens Uni lefty professors and saying “We found an axe, a can of petrol, a bottle of bleach, matches, 12 inch knives and a scarf that could be used to obscure the face etc.”
If the Police have solid information that Bryson is in the East Belfast UVF why don’t they charge him with membership? You shouldn’t have Police using the media to mark people out as members of illegal organisations unless they have solid reason to believe that they are members of illegal organisations. If they had the information that was at the level where they can solidly go to the media and make the accusations, then there should be a charge.
I think Bryson should crowd fund a libel case, just to end this madness and make the Common Purpose stop and think.
That said. Bryson in my humble opinion could get a lot more done if he didn’t play the red hot prod card. He and his blog are at the stage now I think he can step back from catering to the more basic instincts of the East’s abandoned Protestants and wider his appeal. He would serve the East better that way. He would also not be as easily linked to these spontaneous events like this summers bus burning.
The Irish News article on the story with the “Comoflauge clothing” quote