Jim Allister

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Jim Allister said : “Ministerial cars are not the playthings of individuals to use as they please but paid for out of the public purse. "One can dress it up whatever way you please but I believe any reasonable person would regard a trip to Dublin as a significant detour while being ‘between official engagements’” External link

independent-ie Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about David Tweed ) : “Mr Tweed’s daughters are clearly hurting. I accept and am sorry that some of my comments, whether as reported or because they could have been better chosen, have added in any way to such hurt,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “I expressed acknowledgment of a death. I recognised that some members of that family are grieving, some appear not to be, but when someone dies it is courteous in the area to express condolences to those grieving members of the family,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added ( about David Tweed ) : “Wasn’t he a larger than life character? He was physically large he was a man of considerable presence. I don’t see that as any sort of insult to anyone,” “It is a natural phrase that comes to mind in respect of Mr Tweed” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “I expressed acknowledgment of a death. I recognised that some members of that family are grieving, some appear not to be, but when someone dies it is courteous in the area to express condolences to those grieving members of the family,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : “Wasn’t he a larger than life character? He was physically large he was a man of considerable presence. I don’t see that as any sort of insult to anyone,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “I expressed acknowledgment of a death. I recognised that some members of that family are grieving, some appear not to be, but when someone dies it is courteous in the area to express condolences to those grieving members of the family,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : “Wasn’t he a larger than life character? He was physically large he was a man of considerable presence. I don’t see that as any sort of insult to anyone,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Stephen Cooper ) : “I am pleased to be able to commend Stephen to the people of Strangford for the upcoming election. He is a strong local candidate who I am confident will provide the people of the constituency in which I was educated with first class representation. TUV looks forward to this election with confidence having witnessed a significant growth in both interest and membership of the party locally. Strangford is very much a TUV target in the upcoming Assembly election and I look forward to Stephen joining me on the Stormont benches” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 19, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “On September 25 2021 I was issued with a fixed penalty notice for allegedly failing to obey a traffic signal. "Discussion ensued with PSNI officers. As police moved back from my vehicle I was moving off slowly when an officer rushed forward to slap the side of my vehicle (to indicate, I now believe, that I should remain). "In that aspect it appears a rear wheel of my vehicle came in contact with the officer's foot. "This was wholly accidental and I very much regret what happened and I apologised to the officer” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “On September 25 2021 I was issued with a fixed penalty notice for allegedly failing to obey a traffic signal. "Discussion ensued with PSNI officers. As police moved back from my vehicle I was moving off slowly when an officer rushed forward to slap the side of my vehicle (to indicate, I now believe, that I should remain). "In that aspect it appears a rear wheel of my vehicle came in contact with the officer's foot. "This was wholly accidental and I very much regret what happened and I apologised to the officer” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “The DUP has a choice to make. Are they going to climb down and facilitate the implementation of the protocol and deny everything they’ve ever said — or are they going to resign?” External link

politico-eu Friday, October 22, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If, as Lord Frost says, it is the UK that governs NI, then there must be an end to the EU’s writ in this part of the UK that requires us not being subject, not just to the ECJ, but EU laws and an end to GB being a ‘third country’ in terms of trade. Put simply, it requires an end to the protocol in all its parts” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “The strain on this man was cruel, with him requiring regular dialysis, while being brought to Belfast to face a trial of dubious provenance,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Dennis Hutchings ) : “The needless dragging of an 80-year-old soldier, Dennis Hutchings, through the courts has had a very sad end with the passing of Mr Hutchings this evening” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If, as Lord Frost says, it is the UK that governs NI, then there must be an end to the EU’s writ in this part of the UK — that requires us not being subject, not just to the ECJ, but EU laws and an end to GB being a ‘third country’ in terms of trade. Put simply, it requires an end to the protocol in all its parts” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If, as Lord Frost says, it is the UK that governs NI, then there must be an end to the EU’s writ in this part of the UK that requires us not being subject, not just to the ECJ, but EU laws and an end to GB being a ‘third country’ in terms of trade. Put simply, it requires an end to the protocol in all its parts” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If the minister is unable to do anything about this other than to make representations, doesn’t it demonstrate both the tyranny of the protocol and his folly in respect of something he could do something about, namely continuing to implement the checks which keep the iniquitous protocol alive?” External link

standard Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If the minister is unable to do anything about this other than to make representations, doesn’t it demonstrate both the tyranny of the protocol and his folly in respect of something he could do something about, namely continuing to implement the checks which keep the iniquitous protocol alive?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister responded : “Yes, that poster is wholly inappropriate,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 21, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “While this concession was foolishly made during the New Decade, New Approach agreement, every single unionist on the committee voted against the motion being tabled. It was forced through by nationalists and People Before Profit,” “The motion would result in interpreters being hired who speak Irish and Ulster Scots. However, the farcical nature of all this is highlighted in an annex to the letter which notes: ’Ulster Scots is not currently spoken by any members at the Assembly. However, the committee recognises that the relevant provisions envisaged by NDNA apply equally to Irish and Ulster Scots and is therefore satisfied that the arrangements to be provided need to be in respect of both languages’” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : “The idea that this can be made acceptable by some sort of nod towards Ulster Scots is exposed as a farce in the very letter issued today to MLAs,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : “Simple question; will Sinn Fein nominate a deputy first minister if the DUP does not meet your terms?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Amnesty ) : “Amnesty for terrorists in the tailwind of action to protect veterans is not acceptable” External link

guardian Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : "The protocol annexes Northern Ireland into the EU, leaving us subject to laws we did not make and cannot change" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 23, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "No one who believes in the Union can settle for or endorse this imposed and undemocratic protocol, howsoever it is tweaked. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The challenge and opportunity of this judicial review is to end such vassalage and reunify the UK by removing the constitutional threat of many of our laws not being made in Belfast or London, but in Brussels under foreign aegis and control. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 26, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : “While the Prime Minister today will claim that he is committed to the Union the facts which have emerged from the council meeting this morning show the truth of the matter and highlight the scale of his betrayal. It is time for Unionists to united in opposition to the Protocol and use all tools at our disposal” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 12, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about The UK ) : “but for the grace period, we would be tied to the failed and failing EU policy on vaccination” “The success of the UK vaccination programme is a telling reminder of just what the benefits of Brexit are to a liberated United Kingdom,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "No one who understands the ruinous constitutional consequences of the protocol will be distracted by fancy talk about a tunnel to Great Britain. Nor, should any be deceived again by the promises of Boris Johnson. Welcome as such infrastructure would be - if ever delivered - it would do nothing to dissipate the iniquitous protocol. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : "Such insidious transfer of sovereignty and constitutional change can not be undone either by a tunnel or mere mitigations and easements. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister replied : “I certainly have no confidence in him by virtue of his abdication of policing back in June” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister replied : "I certainly have no confidence in him by virtue of his abdication of policing back in June" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "I think the treatment of objectors by the Planning Department in the council has been quite shameful" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister asked : "Does his department fully accept the findings of the O'Hara inquiry into hyponatraemia, which included a finding that Prof Ian Young, who reviewed the case of Claire Roberts, had identified failings in the fluid management of Claire but failed to inform the family and the coroner of this fact and instead provided misleading information that was intended to protect the hospital and the doctors? " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Across the unionist community there is a significant loss of morale which requires evidence of a ‘fight back’. We cannot go on as we are, as if nothing has happened,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Across the unionist community there is a significant loss of morale which requires evidence of a ‘fight back’. We cannot go on as we are, as if nothing has happened,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about British ) : "It wasn't me that lauded the present British Prime Minister as a friend of the Union and drank champagne with him or anything else. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “intolerable burdens are being placed on our garden centres due to the iniquitous protocol” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Sorry to hear that Edwin Poots is battling cancer, a most indiscriminate and cruel disease. I pray he will make a full recovery and wish him and his family well” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "While I don't think many in the community will miss the pontifications of Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill, the failure to hold these events is yet another example of the dysfunctionality of the Executive. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "It's not exactly confidence building is it?" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 8, 2021 2:52:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "It's not exactly confidence building is it?" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "It's not exactly confidence building is it?" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “There are many questions about what has been taking place within this ‘Legacy Forum’ and as yet no answers. The people of Northern Ireland – particularly those who suffered at the hands of terrorists – deserve to be treated with much more respect than this.” External link

msn-uk Friday, December 4, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Two weeks ago I raised the issue of Ian McCrea's non-attendance at meetings of the Loughs Agency since October 2018, something which I established from the minutes of the board, during questions on a ministerial statement by Edwin Poots," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 4, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The double standards of Sinn Fein are nauseating. United Irelanders when they want to be and partitionists the next" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : "I think that this coming from a party at the top and heart of government is another jaw dropping demonstration of their belief that they are above the law. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 23, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Naomi Long ) : "She should publish the advice. As the recipient, Naomi Long can wave privilege. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister commented : "Such talk is reminiscent of language used to dress up the Maze Shrine which was rightly so robustly rejected by innocent victims" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister commented : "Such talk is reminiscent of language used to dress up the Maze Shrine which was rightly so robustly rejected by innocent victims" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Assembly Chamber ) : “It has to be said that there’s something inherently farcical about this debate in the sense that we are debating regulations where the first one, number eight, has been already superseded, number nine about to run out, and yet this is the opportunity for the Assembly to say whether it consents or not to horses that have already bolted in terms of legislation” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Assembly Chamber ) : “It has to be said that there’s something inherently farcical about this debate in the sense that we are debating regulations where the first one, number eight, has been already superseded, number nine about to run out, and yet this is the opportunity for the Assembly to say whether it consents or not to horses that have already bolted in terms of legislation” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 9, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “is it not clear that giving the function to an independent standards commissioner would be far more presentable and acceptable, from a public perception point of view, than giving it to three hand-picked commissioners who cannot even compel documents or evidence or take evidence on oath... who are toothless and without powers?” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Paul Quinn ) : “The Minister has never acknowledged Paul Quinn was not a criminal. He knows that is what is required to unlock this matter,” External link

irishtimes Monday, October 19, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : "I was always sceptical about the potential of reducing the number of councils to result in huge savings but even I am surprised that the number of staff has increased by over 300" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, October 9, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Ian Paisley ) : “many people in North Antrim are growing weary of Mr Paisley’s excuses” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Would he like to give a lead by indicating his party will now eschew such glorification of terrorism or will we be subjected to more of the same,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, September 28, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Would he like to give a lead by indicating his party will now eschew such glorification of terrorism or will we be subjected to more of the same,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, September 28, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about David Cullinane ) : “Northern Ireland has been reminded by Mr Cullinane that when it comes to his party it is a case of do as we say not as we do," he said. "Will any of the parties which share power with Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland do anything more than tweet and issue press releases about it? Past form suggests they won’t and that is the primary reason why republicans believe they can do as they please” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, August 21, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Last week the Finance Minister confirmed in a written answer to me that he was taken to the funeral of IRA terrorist Bobby Storey in his ministerial car," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "How can the minister talk about equality when she and her friends think they are more equal than others and they have the right to break laws they make? "Would it not be a good start to subject yourself equally under the law?" External link

bbc Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister told : "At a very early stage in this pandemic the loyal orders made the commendable decision to call off their demonstrations this year," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, July 3, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "But the real cost is in the knock-on reduction in regular GP services," "The rota to service these centres is undermining GP services. I've had GPs recount doing a four-hour shift in a Covid centre and seeing but one or two patients. I am therefore calling on the Health Minister to urgently review these centres" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Sinn Fein was the chief cheerleader for lockdown, agitating for more and urging anger in response to delay. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Sinn Féin was the chief cheerleader for lockdown, agitating for more and urging anger in response to delay,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Sinn Féin’s anti-British political agenda never rests” “Hence, today’s preposterous claim by Murphy that austerity necessitated lockdown. Next, it will be that every job now lost is down to the wicked Brits,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Sinn Féin’s anti-British political agenda never rests” “Hence, today’s preposterous claim by Murphy that austerity necessitated lockdown. Next, it will be that every job now lost is down to the wicked Brits,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Sinn Féin was the chief cheerleader for lockdown, agitating for more and urging anger in response to delay,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "It is a telling indication of how high innocent victims feature on the agenda of the Executive parties that this issue was not nailed down as part of the New Decade, New Approach deal. Money could be found for Irish language and Ulster-Scots legislation. Commitments could be made in relation to legacy proposals, which have received a cool reception to say the least from innocent victims. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 22, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The drip feed of baby steps to ease the lockdown is more reflective of division in the Executive than of a thought-out strategy. Clearly, things are moving at the pace of the slowest, rather than in accordance with the science" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The drip feed of baby steps to ease the lockdown is more reflective of division in the Executive than of a thought-out strategy. Clearly, things are moving at the pace of the slowest, rather than in accordance with the science" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "In contrast with the countless innocent victims of the IRA, who never enjoyed a right of appeal against the summary decision of the IRA to murder them, Gerry Adams benefits from appeal to the British legal system whose judges the Provos brutally murdered. No right to life for IRA victims, but a right of appeal for Adams" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Reports tonight of a double family fatality in a traffic accident in the north of my constituency are distressing. " External link

thesun Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Reports tonight of a double family fatality in a traffic accident in the north of my constituency are distressing. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Reports tonight of a double family fatality in a traffic accident in the north of my constituency are distressing. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The stagnation of the status quo is going to do untold damage," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Though there is often something of the sanctimonious about the Republic's billing of its handling of coronavirus, there is a dangerous elephant in its midst it doesn't want to talk about, the fact that Dublin Airport continues to operate daily flights from Covid-19 hotspots, including New York, without health checks. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "When I voted for the regulations to be bought in I did so in the belief that they applied to everyone. It is about time the PSNI took the same view," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 17, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Before you saw a single apron or mask, you were about to send the money to Dublin” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "From today, what should be the safest place for an unborn (child) - namely, its mother's womb - can become on a whim one of the most dangerous places because we are going now to have utterly unfettered, uncontrolled abortion up to 12 weeks" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : "Today on the floor of the Assembly I raised the heartbreaking case of a young mother who has been advised that her cancer treatment will no longer continue after Monday week because of the coronavirus crisis. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister asked : “She has very serious cancer. She has got a two-year-old child and she has just been told that her chemotherapy is going to end because choices have to be made as to who will be treated,” External link

irishtimes Monday, March 23, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Now, 13 years later and having provided Sinn Fein with a 'fit for government' character reference to be produced during the Irish elections, unionists cannot wash their hands of republican success south of the border. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister commented : "Giving preferences to nationalists before unionists should not be the business of the leader of a party committed to maintaining the Union" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : “The Terrorism Act is UK-wide legislation. Accordingly, there is no logical reason why these important changes reducing remission should not equally apply in Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : "If he had any shred of integrity he would have resigned," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 10, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The issue is not something to be swept under the carpet. The Finance Minister has been irredeemably exposed as unfit for office," "He should resign. In any system other than Stormont he would be gone" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "I completely understand why there is such public anger. The timing of this pay rise is inappropriate. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "I completely understand why there is such public anger. The timing of this pay rise is inappropriate. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "I completely understand why there is such public anger. The timing of this pay rise is inappropriate. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : "In these circumstances, money intended for an Irish language commissioner and one in the Ulster Scots field, along with their teams of staff etc, would be far better spent on more nurses and doctors. But, no, for some the Irish language is more important," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 17, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

newsandstar Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister responded : "I have long warned that Sinn Fein would never be in Stormont to make Northern Ireland work, but to use it as a staging post to Irish unity. " External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin wouldn't have a Shinner about the place in Dublin, but they insist we can't have a government without them. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister responded : "I have long warned that Sinn Fein would never be in Stormont to make Northern Ireland work, but to use it as a staging post to Irish unity. " External link

independent-ie Monday, January 13, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added ( about Queen ) : "While the university is rightly keen to promote academic freedom I did highlight the fact that academics were silent when there was an attempt, through an online petition, to silence the voice of the pro-life society at Queen's and that some academics had actually signed the petition. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT



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Jim Allister

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Jim Allister said : “Ministerial cars are not the playthings of individuals to use as they please but paid for out of the public purse. "One can dress it up whatever way you please but I believe any reasonable person would regard a trip to Dublin as a significant detour while being ‘between official engagements’” External link

independent-ie Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about David Tweed ) : “Mr Tweed’s daughters are clearly hurting. I accept and am sorry that some of my comments, whether as reported or because they could have been better chosen, have added in any way to such hurt,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “I expressed acknowledgment of a death. I recognised that some members of that family are grieving, some appear not to be, but when someone dies it is courteous in the area to express condolences to those grieving members of the family,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added ( about David Tweed ) : “Wasn’t he a larger than life character? He was physically large he was a man of considerable presence. I don’t see that as any sort of insult to anyone,” “It is a natural phrase that comes to mind in respect of Mr Tweed” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “I expressed acknowledgment of a death. I recognised that some members of that family are grieving, some appear not to be, but when someone dies it is courteous in the area to express condolences to those grieving members of the family,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : “Wasn’t he a larger than life character? He was physically large he was a man of considerable presence. I don’t see that as any sort of insult to anyone,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “I expressed acknowledgment of a death. I recognised that some members of that family are grieving, some appear not to be, but when someone dies it is courteous in the area to express condolences to those grieving members of the family,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : “Wasn’t he a larger than life character? He was physically large he was a man of considerable presence. I don’t see that as any sort of insult to anyone,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Stephen Cooper ) : “I am pleased to be able to commend Stephen to the people of Strangford for the upcoming election. He is a strong local candidate who I am confident will provide the people of the constituency in which I was educated with first class representation. TUV looks forward to this election with confidence having witnessed a significant growth in both interest and membership of the party locally. Strangford is very much a TUV target in the upcoming Assembly election and I look forward to Stephen joining me on the Stormont benches” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 19, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “On September 25 2021 I was issued with a fixed penalty notice for allegedly failing to obey a traffic signal. "Discussion ensued with PSNI officers. As police moved back from my vehicle I was moving off slowly when an officer rushed forward to slap the side of my vehicle (to indicate, I now believe, that I should remain). "In that aspect it appears a rear wheel of my vehicle came in contact with the officer's foot. "This was wholly accidental and I very much regret what happened and I apologised to the officer” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “On September 25 2021 I was issued with a fixed penalty notice for allegedly failing to obey a traffic signal. "Discussion ensued with PSNI officers. As police moved back from my vehicle I was moving off slowly when an officer rushed forward to slap the side of my vehicle (to indicate, I now believe, that I should remain). "In that aspect it appears a rear wheel of my vehicle came in contact with the officer's foot. "This was wholly accidental and I very much regret what happened and I apologised to the officer” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “The DUP has a choice to make. Are they going to climb down and facilitate the implementation of the protocol and deny everything they’ve ever said — or are they going to resign?” External link

politico-eu Friday, October 22, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If, as Lord Frost says, it is the UK that governs NI, then there must be an end to the EU’s writ in this part of the UK that requires us not being subject, not just to the ECJ, but EU laws and an end to GB being a ‘third country’ in terms of trade. Put simply, it requires an end to the protocol in all its parts” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “The strain on this man was cruel, with him requiring regular dialysis, while being brought to Belfast to face a trial of dubious provenance,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Dennis Hutchings ) : “The needless dragging of an 80-year-old soldier, Dennis Hutchings, through the courts has had a very sad end with the passing of Mr Hutchings this evening” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If, as Lord Frost says, it is the UK that governs NI, then there must be an end to the EU’s writ in this part of the UK — that requires us not being subject, not just to the ECJ, but EU laws and an end to GB being a ‘third country’ in terms of trade. Put simply, it requires an end to the protocol in all its parts” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If, as Lord Frost says, it is the UK that governs NI, then there must be an end to the EU’s writ in this part of the UK that requires us not being subject, not just to the ECJ, but EU laws and an end to GB being a ‘third country’ in terms of trade. Put simply, it requires an end to the protocol in all its parts” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If the minister is unable to do anything about this other than to make representations, doesn’t it demonstrate both the tyranny of the protocol and his folly in respect of something he could do something about, namely continuing to implement the checks which keep the iniquitous protocol alive?” External link

standard Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “If the minister is unable to do anything about this other than to make representations, doesn’t it demonstrate both the tyranny of the protocol and his folly in respect of something he could do something about, namely continuing to implement the checks which keep the iniquitous protocol alive?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister responded : “Yes, that poster is wholly inappropriate,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 21, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “While this concession was foolishly made during the New Decade, New Approach agreement, every single unionist on the committee voted against the motion being tabled. It was forced through by nationalists and People Before Profit,” “The motion would result in interpreters being hired who speak Irish and Ulster Scots. However, the farcical nature of all this is highlighted in an annex to the letter which notes: ’Ulster Scots is not currently spoken by any members at the Assembly. However, the committee recognises that the relevant provisions envisaged by NDNA apply equally to Irish and Ulster Scots and is therefore satisfied that the arrangements to be provided need to be in respect of both languages’” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : “The idea that this can be made acceptable by some sort of nod towards Ulster Scots is exposed as a farce in the very letter issued today to MLAs,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : “Simple question; will Sinn Fein nominate a deputy first minister if the DUP does not meet your terms?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Amnesty ) : “Amnesty for terrorists in the tailwind of action to protect veterans is not acceptable” External link

guardian Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : "The protocol annexes Northern Ireland into the EU, leaving us subject to laws we did not make and cannot change" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 23, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "No one who believes in the Union can settle for or endorse this imposed and undemocratic protocol, howsoever it is tweaked. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The challenge and opportunity of this judicial review is to end such vassalage and reunify the UK by removing the constitutional threat of many of our laws not being made in Belfast or London, but in Brussels under foreign aegis and control. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 26, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : “While the Prime Minister today will claim that he is committed to the Union the facts which have emerged from the council meeting this morning show the truth of the matter and highlight the scale of his betrayal. It is time for Unionists to united in opposition to the Protocol and use all tools at our disposal” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 12, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about The UK ) : “but for the grace period, we would be tied to the failed and failing EU policy on vaccination” “The success of the UK vaccination programme is a telling reminder of just what the benefits of Brexit are to a liberated United Kingdom,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "No one who understands the ruinous constitutional consequences of the protocol will be distracted by fancy talk about a tunnel to Great Britain. Nor, should any be deceived again by the promises of Boris Johnson. Welcome as such infrastructure would be - if ever delivered - it would do nothing to dissipate the iniquitous protocol. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : "Such insidious transfer of sovereignty and constitutional change can not be undone either by a tunnel or mere mitigations and easements. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister replied : “I certainly have no confidence in him by virtue of his abdication of policing back in June” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister replied : "I certainly have no confidence in him by virtue of his abdication of policing back in June" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "I think the treatment of objectors by the Planning Department in the council has been quite shameful" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister asked : "Does his department fully accept the findings of the O'Hara inquiry into hyponatraemia, which included a finding that Prof Ian Young, who reviewed the case of Claire Roberts, had identified failings in the fluid management of Claire but failed to inform the family and the coroner of this fact and instead provided misleading information that was intended to protect the hospital and the doctors? " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Across the unionist community there is a significant loss of morale which requires evidence of a ‘fight back’. We cannot go on as we are, as if nothing has happened,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Across the unionist community there is a significant loss of morale which requires evidence of a ‘fight back’. We cannot go on as we are, as if nothing has happened,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about British ) : "It wasn't me that lauded the present British Prime Minister as a friend of the Union and drank champagne with him or anything else. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “intolerable burdens are being placed on our garden centres due to the iniquitous protocol” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Sorry to hear that Edwin Poots is battling cancer, a most indiscriminate and cruel disease. I pray he will make a full recovery and wish him and his family well” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "While I don't think many in the community will miss the pontifications of Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill, the failure to hold these events is yet another example of the dysfunctionality of the Executive. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "It's not exactly confidence building is it?" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 8, 2021 2:52:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "It's not exactly confidence building is it?" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "It's not exactly confidence building is it?" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “There are many questions about what has been taking place within this ‘Legacy Forum’ and as yet no answers. The people of Northern Ireland – particularly those who suffered at the hands of terrorists – deserve to be treated with much more respect than this.” External link

msn-uk Friday, December 4, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Two weeks ago I raised the issue of Ian McCrea's non-attendance at meetings of the Loughs Agency since October 2018, something which I established from the minutes of the board, during questions on a ministerial statement by Edwin Poots," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 4, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The double standards of Sinn Fein are nauseating. United Irelanders when they want to be and partitionists the next" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : "I think that this coming from a party at the top and heart of government is another jaw dropping demonstration of their belief that they are above the law. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 23, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Naomi Long ) : "She should publish the advice. As the recipient, Naomi Long can wave privilege. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister commented : "Such talk is reminiscent of language used to dress up the Maze Shrine which was rightly so robustly rejected by innocent victims" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister commented : "Such talk is reminiscent of language used to dress up the Maze Shrine which was rightly so robustly rejected by innocent victims" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Assembly Chamber ) : “It has to be said that there’s something inherently farcical about this debate in the sense that we are debating regulations where the first one, number eight, has been already superseded, number nine about to run out, and yet this is the opportunity for the Assembly to say whether it consents or not to horses that have already bolted in terms of legislation” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Assembly Chamber ) : “It has to be said that there’s something inherently farcical about this debate in the sense that we are debating regulations where the first one, number eight, has been already superseded, number nine about to run out, and yet this is the opportunity for the Assembly to say whether it consents or not to horses that have already bolted in terms of legislation” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 9, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “is it not clear that giving the function to an independent standards commissioner would be far more presentable and acceptable, from a public perception point of view, than giving it to three hand-picked commissioners who cannot even compel documents or evidence or take evidence on oath... who are toothless and without powers?” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Paul Quinn ) : “The Minister has never acknowledged Paul Quinn was not a criminal. He knows that is what is required to unlock this matter,” External link

irishtimes Monday, October 19, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : "I was always sceptical about the potential of reducing the number of councils to result in huge savings but even I am surprised that the number of staff has increased by over 300" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, October 9, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Ian Paisley ) : “many people in North Antrim are growing weary of Mr Paisley’s excuses” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Would he like to give a lead by indicating his party will now eschew such glorification of terrorism or will we be subjected to more of the same,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, September 28, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Would he like to give a lead by indicating his party will now eschew such glorification of terrorism or will we be subjected to more of the same,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, September 28, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about David Cullinane ) : “Northern Ireland has been reminded by Mr Cullinane that when it comes to his party it is a case of do as we say not as we do," he said. "Will any of the parties which share power with Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland do anything more than tweet and issue press releases about it? Past form suggests they won’t and that is the primary reason why republicans believe they can do as they please” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, August 21, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Last week the Finance Minister confirmed in a written answer to me that he was taken to the funeral of IRA terrorist Bobby Storey in his ministerial car," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "How can the minister talk about equality when she and her friends think they are more equal than others and they have the right to break laws they make? "Would it not be a good start to subject yourself equally under the law?" External link

bbc Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister told : "At a very early stage in this pandemic the loyal orders made the commendable decision to call off their demonstrations this year," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, July 3, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "But the real cost is in the knock-on reduction in regular GP services," "The rota to service these centres is undermining GP services. I've had GPs recount doing a four-hour shift in a Covid centre and seeing but one or two patients. I am therefore calling on the Health Minister to urgently review these centres" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Sinn Fein was the chief cheerleader for lockdown, agitating for more and urging anger in response to delay. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Sinn Féin was the chief cheerleader for lockdown, agitating for more and urging anger in response to delay,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Sinn Féin’s anti-British political agenda never rests” “Hence, today’s preposterous claim by Murphy that austerity necessitated lockdown. Next, it will be that every job now lost is down to the wicked Brits,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Sinn Féin’s anti-British political agenda never rests” “Hence, today’s preposterous claim by Murphy that austerity necessitated lockdown. Next, it will be that every job now lost is down to the wicked Brits,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Sinn Féin was the chief cheerleader for lockdown, agitating for more and urging anger in response to delay,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "It is a telling indication of how high innocent victims feature on the agenda of the Executive parties that this issue was not nailed down as part of the New Decade, New Approach deal. Money could be found for Irish language and Ulster-Scots legislation. Commitments could be made in relation to legacy proposals, which have received a cool reception to say the least from innocent victims. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 22, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The drip feed of baby steps to ease the lockdown is more reflective of division in the Executive than of a thought-out strategy. Clearly, things are moving at the pace of the slowest, rather than in accordance with the science" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The drip feed of baby steps to ease the lockdown is more reflective of division in the Executive than of a thought-out strategy. Clearly, things are moving at the pace of the slowest, rather than in accordance with the science" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "In contrast with the countless innocent victims of the IRA, who never enjoyed a right of appeal against the summary decision of the IRA to murder them, Gerry Adams benefits from appeal to the British legal system whose judges the Provos brutally murdered. No right to life for IRA victims, but a right of appeal for Adams" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Reports tonight of a double family fatality in a traffic accident in the north of my constituency are distressing. " External link

thesun Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Reports tonight of a double family fatality in a traffic accident in the north of my constituency are distressing. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Reports tonight of a double family fatality in a traffic accident in the north of my constituency are distressing. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The stagnation of the status quo is going to do untold damage," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Though there is often something of the sanctimonious about the Republic's billing of its handling of coronavirus, there is a dangerous elephant in its midst it doesn't want to talk about, the fact that Dublin Airport continues to operate daily flights from Covid-19 hotspots, including New York, without health checks. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "When I voted for the regulations to be bought in I did so in the belief that they applied to everyone. It is about time the PSNI took the same view," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 17, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “Before you saw a single apron or mask, you were about to send the money to Dublin” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "From today, what should be the safest place for an unborn (child) - namely, its mother's womb - can become on a whim one of the most dangerous places because we are going now to have utterly unfettered, uncontrolled abortion up to 12 weeks" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : "Today on the floor of the Assembly I raised the heartbreaking case of a young mother who has been advised that her cancer treatment will no longer continue after Monday week because of the coronavirus crisis. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister asked : “She has very serious cancer. She has got a two-year-old child and she has just been told that her chemotherapy is going to end because choices have to be made as to who will be treated,” External link

irishtimes Monday, March 23, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Now, 13 years later and having provided Sinn Fein with a 'fit for government' character reference to be produced during the Irish elections, unionists cannot wash their hands of republican success south of the border. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister commented : "Giving preferences to nationalists before unionists should not be the business of the leader of a party committed to maintaining the Union" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : “The Terrorism Act is UK-wide legislation. Accordingly, there is no logical reason why these important changes reducing remission should not equally apply in Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added : "If he had any shred of integrity he would have resigned," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 10, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "The issue is not something to be swept under the carpet. The Finance Minister has been irredeemably exposed as unfit for office," "He should resign. In any system other than Stormont he would be gone" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : "I completely understand why there is such public anger. The timing of this pay rise is inappropriate. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "I completely understand why there is such public anger. The timing of this pay rise is inappropriate. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "I completely understand why there is such public anger. The timing of this pay rise is inappropriate. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister added : "In these circumstances, money intended for an Irish language commissioner and one in the Ulster Scots field, along with their teams of staff etc, would be far better spent on more nurses and doctors. But, no, for some the Irish language is more important," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 17, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

newsandstar Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : “When the Stormont parties bulldoze on with this language nonsense and squander money needed elsewhere, then let it not be said they were not called out on their folly” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister responded : "I have long warned that Sinn Fein would never be in Stormont to make Northern Ireland work, but to use it as a staging post to Irish unity. " External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said : "Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin wouldn't have a Shinner about the place in Dublin, but they insist we can't have a government without them. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister responded : "I have long warned that Sinn Fein would never be in Stormont to make Northern Ireland work, but to use it as a staging post to Irish unity. " External link

independent-ie Monday, January 13, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Jim Allister added ( about Queen ) : "While the university is rightly keen to promote academic freedom I did highlight the fact that academics were silent when there was an attempt, through an online petition, to silence the voice of the pro-life society at Queen's and that some academics had actually signed the petition. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT



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