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Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:

“Peter Robinson’s address to the GAA last night illustrates just how far the DUP have departed from many ordinary Unionists. I think Jim Wells was probably more in tune with the mood on the ground when, in September 2010, he said Unionists where “being made to feel isolated and under siege in their own homes” because of the display of GAA regalia throughout Co Down. What a shift there has been even since June of this year when DUP MEP Diane Dodds described the award of the EU’s European Citizens’ Prize to the GAA as “premature” because “many in Northern Ireland see the GAA as a political organisation as much as a sporting one.” Continue Reading…

Statement by TUV Leader Jim Allister:

“Lest there is anyone left who believes Mr Peter Robinson’s scurrilous allegations against me, I am publishing a letter received from the solicitor administering the estate.

“I had written asking him to confirm the facts stated in the letter and advising that I would be publishing the reply.”

The solicitors letter can be found here:




Statement by TUV Leader Jim Allister:

“The refusal of the Speaker to let me even raise a Point of Order on his ruling today and the failure to afford me any opportunity to answer the First Minister’s second phase of attack, which came yesterday when he allowed Mr Robinson to make a spurious Point of Order, but denied me the opportunity to answer, underscores how far the operation of Stormont falls below established standards.

“If such scurrilous allegations had been made in Westminster the affected member would have been permitted to make a personal statement. But not here, at least not for me.”

Responding to Peter Robinson’s comments today as reported in the News Letter in relation to flags and anthems at the World Police and Fire Games, TUV Leader Jim Allister has stated:

“While I welcome and agree with Peter Robinson’s comments that athletes competing in the World Police and Fire Games should be proud to walk or stand under the flag of their nation, I would ask him this: why has he at the 11th hour suddenly become interested?

“In March this year I raised the issue with Minister Cullen, who provided elusive and non-committal answers as one would expect. I have also raised it with the Chief Executive of the World Police and Fire Games and made my concerns public in the lead up to the games. Continue Reading…

TUV leader Jim Allister has written to the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service requesting an investigation into the behaviour of the Special Adviser to the Minister for Social Development, Stephen Brimstone.
The texts of Mr Allister’s letter is below. Continue Reading…

McCausland and SPAD must go

Admin —  July 4, 2013

Statement by TUV Leader Jim Allister:-

“Tonight’s BBC Spotlight programme was a damming indictment of the DUP and its practice of abuse of power.

“Any self respecting DUP member should be outraged at how their own councillor, Jenny Palmer, was treated. Both Nelson McCausland and his SPAD, who represents him, should resign.

“Ministers are under a statutory duty (S 28 of NI Act 1998) to act in accordance with the Ministerial Code of Conduct which requires them at all times to “observe the highest standards of propriety”.  What objective viewers of this programme could conclude Minister McCausland has so acted?Likewise his SPAD. So both should go and would have to if this was an accountable democracy.

“Coming on the heels of the DUP’s power grab of planning powers, this programme revealed further disturbing evidence of the party’s unhealthy links with particular business interests.  Continue Reading…

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:

“I have been contacted by many people in the Unionist community who have expressed their disgust at the fact that the Culture Minister, Carol Cullan, has attended a number of protests against Loyal Order parades in Belfast. Not unreasonably there is an expectation that a Culture Minister would be expected to respect expressions of culture, regardless of what her personal opinion of that culture is.

“I therefore took the opportunity presented by a statement on Building a United Community to invite the First Minister to comment on Cullan’s behaviour.

“I am disappointed but not surprised that Mr Robinson is so beholden to Sinn Fein/IRA that he declined to do so. Continue Reading…