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Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-

“Having pressed Barra McGrory QC, at our meeting last Thursday and in conversations since, for an external review into how the PPS handled the three cases linked to Mairia Cahill, I welcome this morning’s major announcement by the DPP.

“It is important that the issues of public confidence in the PPS, which arise from the collapse of these three cases, are fully addressed. It is of critical importance that a thorough and independent review of all PPS actions in the handling of these complaints is now conducted.

“There must be full engagement with Ms Cahill during this review exercise. I have been assured by the Director that this will happen.

“I commend the DPP for acting expeditiously once the concerns, arising from the Spotlight programme, were laid out before him.”

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:

“Following the PSNI’s participation in the anti-British St Patrick’s Day parade in New York I wrote to the Chief Constable asking why a police service from the UK officially participated in a parade behind a banner which proclaimed “England Get Out of Ireland”.

“I know from contacts to my office that many people found the PSNI participation in an event which peddled this racist and xenophobic message deeply offensive. This is hardly surprising given that the “Brits Out” mantra was championed by the IRA which murdered so many gallant officers in Northern Ireland. Continue Reading…

Arrest Downey now – Allister

Admin —  March 26, 2014

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-

“Tonight’s BBC Spotlight programme underscores the extent to which the criminal justice system has been corrupted by the immoral demands of “the peace process”.

“The failure to pursue Downey, despite his fingerprint link to the Johnston & Eames murders, is not just a failure of policing, but a blatant perversion of justice by the dirty politics of the process. It is no coincidence that Downey was gifted his letter just two days after the DUP and Sinn Fein joined in government: such payoff to the IRA was part of the consummation of the deal. The Johnston and Eames families and their quest for justice, like other innocent victims, were callously cast to the side. Establishing Sinn Fein/DUP rule was the overriding priority. Continue Reading…

Statement by Jim Allister MLA:

“TUV regrets that the DUP has rolled over to Sinn Fein pressure in OFMdFM and is now delivering on a promise they foolishly made in 2007 in their first Programme for Government with Sinn Fein. Continue Reading…

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-

“The secret negotiations with the Provos, which gifted their OTRs the comfort of effective immunity, undermined and blunted the HET’s work. While victims craved justice their government was conspiring with the victim-makers to ensure it wouldn’t be obtained. That is the obscenity of the OTR deal. Continue Reading…

Below is Jim Allister’s speech during today’s Assembly debate:

“The affirmation that justice in a democracy must be done and must be seen to be done is not only a catchphrase but a fundamental principle that underlies the operation of a judicial system. The sordid arrangement that the Government perfected with the spokesmen and representatives of murderers, terrorists and some of the vilest criminals goes to the very heart of undermining our judicial and justice system. It subverts not only the political process but the judicial process, and those who perfected it were the British Government and the IRA through its surrogates, Sinn Féin. Of course, it is made worse by the fact that it was kept secret. It was something that was done in secret, behind closed doors and to be kept secret, and it has done great despite not only to the justice system but to the citizens who rely on that justice system, particularly the innocent victims who plaintively believed that, one day, they might get justice while not knowing that some of the victim makers were walking around free of that threat and obligation. Continue Reading…

The following platform article appeared in Saturday’s News Letter.

Since police pension regulations were reformed a few years ago there has been a glaring inequality affecting RUC widows. Under the new regulations a new police widow can retain her pension rights for life. Thus on remarriage she does not forfeit her pension. In contrast widows covered by the earlier regulations do lose their pension if they remarry. Continue Reading…

Statement by TUV Leader Jim Allister MLA:

“I am dismayed that for the vile crime of aiding and abetting terrorism, linked to the callous murder of Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar, that Marian McGlinchey has received a paltry suspended sentence.

“The Quinsey and Azimkar families, like many other families who have suffered such a loss, deserve justice. It is a sad reflection on our society when victims of terrorism cannot be assured that such justice as is obtained will result in meaningful punishment.”

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:

“I, for one, am most sceptical of the PSNI claim that they have arrested 3500 less people because of protests, most recently those at Twaddell Avenue.  Sounds like excuses, excuses to me. 

Responding to comments by the chairman of the Police Federation Terry Spence TUV leader Jim Allister said:

“Mr Spence’s comments calling for a suspension of all “contentious parading” is completely unacceptable. For a start, how does Terry Spence define contentious? Remember that the Apprentice Boys parade in Castledurg last Saturday was not “contentious” until Sinn Fein/IRA decided to make it so. Then, following a visit by co-First Minister McGuinness, they suddenly decided it wasn’t “contentious” any more and Republicans called off their protest in a cynical attempt to deflect attention from the celebration of terror they were organising for the next day. Continue Reading…