A Response to “Pink Unionist Party”: Jamie Bryson


After reading an article in relation to the PUP by Charlie Freel, on the Long Kesh Inside Out website, I felt compelled to respond.
I must place on record from the outset that I agree with much of what Charlie says, however I think it could be directed in a different manner. I do not intend to stray into my views or vision of the PUP, because that is not my place as I am not a member of the party. I simply wish to highlight the positive work of Julie Anne Johnston.

I have in the past published articles calling for the principles of ‘For God And Ulster’ to be adhered to and it is a matter of record that I oppose gay marriage and the dilution of biblical principles. I believe in Protestantism and am extremely uncomfortable with left wing politics or socialism. My views on that are well known and I do not intend to rehash them. That is not what this response is about.

I believe that Julie Anne Johnston has been a breath of fresh air for working class loyalist communities- her political views differ from mine on a massive scale- however her genuine belief in doing what is right for her community and her desire to stand by people who need support is unquestionable.

I am writing this blog not to defend Julie Anne’s politics or the politics of socialism- which I oppose- but instead to defend Julie Anne as a person.
She is genuine, caring and by all accounts an extremely effective constituency worker. She has time for everyone and on a personal level she was straight out offering public support to me and in contact to see if she could help with the contrived political case against me.

Julie Anne has never sought to aggressively push her political or social views down anyone’s throat and she is a rare breed on the left wing of politics- she preaches tolerance and she shows tolerance of others viewpoints, even if she is opposed to them. She practices what she preaches.

I will continue to articulate my political views and vision of loyalism, which are different than Julie Anne’s, but I will support her right to continue to promote her views & visions. I think to personally attack her is grossly unfair and I think that someone who is working as hard as Julie Anne is for the loyalist community deserves nothing but praise and support.

Jamie Bryson


One Response to A Response to “Pink Unionist Party”: Jamie Bryson

  1. Sorry Jamie, try reading the article all over again, only this time try to digest what you are reading. If you remove your beautiful, Julie Ann Corr tainted spectacles and replace them with a pair of sleazy, Stephen Fry tainted glasses, you will soon realise that the article was not aimed at Young Julie Ann Corr the person.

    I totally agree that this young Lady has been a become, a beautiful gale force, blast of fresh air up the fusty corridors of power. I totally admire her hard work and achievements, on behalf of her Working Class Constituents, her defence of the right, for the democratically selected National Standard of our Country to be flown continually over the City Hall, in our Capital City and for her efforts on behalf of the Orange Order.

    Young Julie’s private life in the privacy of her own home, in the company of other consenting adults is her own business. They are quite entitled to consider their sexual behaviour as normal, but they have no right to demand society to accept it as normal or morally acceptable behaviour.
    My argument was of course that the PUP, as a political party which has always claimed allegiance to the Original Ulster Volunteers and the Ulster Volunteers of the seventies, should not be allowing its self to be used as a political weapon to support, on the pretence of fraudulent equality and fraudulent progressiveness, policies which totally disrespect and insult the basic Christian and basic human moral standards of our Forefathers.
    The God of the original Ulster Volunteers is the same unchanging God, of the Ulster Volunteers of the seventies and the same unchanging God of today. Basic Christian Principles are unchangeable and also just as unchangeable for the good of our beloved Ulster, must be our basic Human Moral Principles.

    The original progressive in the name of the PUP, was of course intended to be progression away from the Landed Gentry dominated Unionism of the then official Unionist Party, and the intolerantly religious but usually Un- Christian DUP, who were only ever intending to fight to the last drop of someone else’s Working Class Blood. The original Progressive was never intended to be a progression away from the basic Christian and basic Human moral principles of our forefathers.
    My other argument was of course that as a result of the PUP website being dysfunctional for so long now, that newspapers like the guardian and Republican and Pink news and twitter websites, were being misused to imply that, the dysfunctional sexual and human immoral standards, of some individual PUP members was in fact the accepted policies of the entire PUP.
    Charlie Freel.