Alex Kane

Alex Kane

Political writer/commentator and Sherlock Holmes buff. Trifles, curious incidents, unhappy dogs and a trout in the milk are always of significance.


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Alex Kane: What the Brexiteers really fear is a second referendum

Alex Kane: What the Brexiteers really fear is a second referendum

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There are some interesting ideas in the European Reform Group's (ERG) 19 page document issued on Wednesday (their long-overdue response to the jibe from those in the Remain camp who say that they didn't have an alternative to Theresa May's Chequers plan).
Alex Kane: Second Brexit referendum is now unavoidable

Alex Kane: Second Brexit referendum is now unavoidable

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Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England and, like me, on the Leave side of the EU referendum campaign in 2016, was bang on the money when he expressed his concerns earlier this week: “We haven’t had a credible bargaining position, because we hadn’t put in place measures where we could say to our colleagues in Europe, ‘Look, we’d like a free-trade deal, we think that you would probably like one too, but if we can’t agree, don’t be under any misapprehension, we have put in place the measures that would enable us to leave without one’.
Alex Kane: The hope of 1998 has been ground to dust

Alex Kane: The hope of 1998 has been ground to dust

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ACCEPTING his Nobel Prize for Peace, John Hume said: "Once these institutions are in place and we begin to work together in our very substantial common interests, the real healing process will begin and we will erode the distrust and prejudices of our past and our new society will evolve, based on agreement and respect for diversity.

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