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: 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.
Alex Kane: Any outside mediator will fail because the two sides do not want to work together

Alex Kane: Any outside mediator will fail because the two sides do not want to work together

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Having spent a whole four days in Northern Ireland--during which, by his own admission, he didn't meet or speak to a single person who supported Brexit--Lord Adonis (yes, the unelected peer who champions a people's vote on Brexit, but not on the House of Lords) wrote to the prime minister: ''May I make four specific suggestions, which I know command widespread support across the communities in Northern Ireland.

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