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: Paying MLAs for a job they are not doing is wrong

Alex Kane: Paying MLAs for a job they are not doing is wrong

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I'm always chary when it comes to popular opinion--the 'what everyone is actually thinking' line--because it's usually simplistic and ill-considered: or, as Mark Twain put it: "The trouble with generally held opinions is that they are generally wrong.
Alex Kane: Those writing open letters need to be talking to Sinn Féin and the DUP

Alex Kane: Those writing open letters need to be talking to Sinn Féin and the DUP

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To be honest, I'm not quite sure what to make of the latest 'open letter' from what's sometimes described as the 'civic' sector in Northern Ireland; other than the fact that it seems to have been written as a standalone response to the letter written to Leo Varadkar a few weeks ago by 200 or so people representing civic nationalism.

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  1. Abortion referendum has no impact on law of Northern Ireland: Arlene Foster belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-… pic.twitter.com/dPLQlJtd5R

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  2. Theatre review: Powerful performance from actor Stephen Rea in Cyprus Avenue at @TheMACBelfast –… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  3. @7208 @impongo2 @AlexKane221b I'm a Catholic (practicing, not just in name only) and I've voted for the DUP in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  4. Yes: 1,429,981 No: 723, 732 Majority: 706, 349

  5. Today NI feels even more like a 'place apart' when it comes to equality on socio/moral rights. The DUP must take note.

  6. Looks like a very comfortable victory for Yes in abortion referendum.

  7. Ever since Theresa May first whirred into inaction as PM there has been 1 reliable source of strength & stability:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  8. It's a day for the trampoline : ) pic.twitter.com/jybEqkwFtv

  9. @Irish_Ulster @bbctheview @jeremycorbyn @AlexKane221b It was up to the people of Ireland alone to decide whether to… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  10. Coming up tonight on @bbctheview with @MarkCarruthers7 - Why have attitudes to #brexit changed? - Which is more… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  11. .@QUBelfast Prof John Garry carried out the poll about a border poll and joins @MarkCarruthers7 in the studio. We'… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  12. . @jeremycorbyn interview on air shortly on @bbcnewsline & at full length on @bbctheview at 10.40pm @BBCOneNI pic.twitter.com/a69BkDDfFz

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  13. The LT 'VIEWS ON BREXIT' NI Poll (run for a major UK & international polling Co.) is now 'live'. NB Results will be… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  14. Coming up tonight on @bbctheview - Why have attitudes to #brexit changed? - Which is more pluralist or narrow -… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  15. On @BBCTalkback today: On the eve of the Republic's historic #8thRef, we debate the case for and against change. Al… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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