Wednesday 7 December 2016

Political storm over loyalist's odd-couple links to former SF foes

Ivan Little

Published 20/08/2016 | 02:30

Former NI First Minister Peter Robinson was named in testimony to a Stormont committee by Jamie Bryson. Photo: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Former NI First Minister Peter Robinson was named in testimony to a Stormont committee by Jamie Bryson. Photo: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

The Jamie Bryson bashers were out of their blocks quicker than Usain Bolt to ridicule the true-blue flag protester who's found himself at the centre of a political minefield at Stormont over his odd-couple links to his former foes in Sinn Féin.

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Within hours of the revelations that the Bangor-born blogger, who once refused to condemn the UVF, had been advised by an influential Sinn Féin minister and a party activist over his appearance in front of a Stormont committee last year, the cartoonists were poking fun at him. And a spoof Sinn Féin election poster with Bryson's face on it popped up online.

Yet the loyalist, who used to be mercilessly mocked by mimics over his protests at Belfast City Hall, wasn't getting many laughs among Sinn Féin supporters.

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