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: Stormont deal still a distant prospect

Alex Kane: Stormont deal still a distant prospect

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WHEN Mary Lou McDonald was asked about the chances of a breakthrough in the talks process due to begin next week, her answer was brutally simple: "If you're asking me are we going to capitulate on behalf of citizens in the north to people who wish to hold back progress in every form, to people who do not wish to make room for others in an open democratic society, then the answer to that is no.

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  1. Very sorry to hear of the effective closure of The Times Ireland. @roakleyIRL built a team of exceptional, brillian… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  2. Results from our NI Euro Poll No. 2 (with colours correct!): 1st incs Don'tKnows/NotSures, 2nd excs DKs/NSs. Change… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  3. Having observed/commented on politics here for over 30 years I can’t think of a Secretary of State or NIO minister… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  4. Brilliant line from @StephenGrimason on @BBCevex about Karen Bradley and her approach to PR: “It’s like she gets up… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  5. To: LT NI Opinion Panel (ie those who took part in our Euro Election Polls) - you have been invited (via email) to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  6. #SpotlightNI on @BBCOneNI tonight at 10:35: Two days before voters go to the polls in the European election, Noel T… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  7. Tonight on #SpotlightNI: Noel Thompson hosts a debate with six candidates for the upcoming European election in fro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  8. The full poll report from LTs two NI pre European Election Polls is now on the LT website ie incs results from our… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  9. Some victims say they now regret coming forward & telling their story to the inquiry. #UTV pic.twitter.com/sN7AYa3AFS

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  10. Victims of clerical & institutional abuse are protesting outside Castle Coole where the SoS Karen Bradley is holdin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  11. When this was published yesterday I still had hope that Mrs Bradley would act quickly. But hey, what’s another 16 m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  12. Karen Bradley can cook at the Balmoral Show. She can host a garden party today. She can accept free tickets and att… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  13. When this was published yesterday I still had hope that Mrs Bradley would act quickly. But hey, what’s another 16 m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  14. Unbelievable....just Unbelievable....How much more can one take.....? If I'm about to cave in....how do our most vu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  15. Today’s @News_Letter column: an open letter to Karen Bradley about victims of institutional abuse. But judging by h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  16. Having a baby in the house makes regular TV viewing difficult. So I’m looking forward to catching up on things like… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  17. Today’s @News_Letter column: an open letter to Karen Bradley about victims of institutional abuse. But judging by h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  18. Today’s @News_Letter column: an open letter to the Secretary of State about the victims of historical institutional… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  19. SoS Karen Bradley hits parties with 15 extra questions she wants answered around historical abuse issue. That’s in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  20. Historical Institutional Abuse : Stormont parties accuse Karen Bradley of stalling tactics. Last week she asked t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  21. Read Alex Kane from today's @News_Letter newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/a…

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  22. Today’s @News_Letter column: an open letter to the Secretary of State about the victims of historical institutional… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…