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 reality is a lasting deal is just not possible

Alex Kane: The reality is a lasting deal is just not possible

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Well, there you go. After ten months - including the collapse of the assembly and an unexpected election - of talks, further talks, additional talks, side talks and talks for the sake of talking, we appear to be precisely where we were when the entire rigmarole began.
Alex Kane: I'm a pessimist who would loved to be proved wrong on a Stormont deal

Alex Kane: I'm a pessimist who would loved to be proved wrong on a Stormont deal

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Whenever I sink to new depths of pessimism I usually receive a couple of letters—kindly forwarded on by the Irish News—telling me to cheer up: “Honestly, Alex, the vast majority of people here want to live peacefully together and want a cross-community government up and running as soon as possible.

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  1. Monday headlines......Girl, 12, Dies in beach buggy road smash.....NI football boss in mourning after death of his… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  2. An interesting piece from @KevinPMeagher although I think he's wrong. I will respond later. Goodnight everyone : ) northernslant.com/2017-moment-ir…

  3. "Northern Ireland, as a concept, is utterly finished." 2017: The moment Irish unity became inevitable, writes… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  4. Just been watching the Outnumbered episode where they try to keep the kids entertained on a Sunday without the TV.Very funny.And very us : )

  5. We can all be enriched by a better understanding of Hewitt, Thompson et al. When culture builds bridges not walls!… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  6. Last shout out for yesterday's @News_Letter review of @ParrConnal book on Unionist/Protestant identity. newsletter.co.uk/news/book-revi…

  7. In Monday's @News_Letter column: most unionists detest Gerry Adams, but he will be remembered as a hugely successful and influential leader.

  8. Discussing @GerryAdamsSF’s leadership legacy & the future for @sinnfeinireland with @moneillsf live on… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  9. Went to Stormont's outside gym yesterday. Fell off one and trapped my foot in another. Now walking like Frankenstein's Igor.

  10. #SundayPoliticsNI tomorrow at 11.35 on @BBCOneNI with Prof Rick Wilford, @chrisadonnelly & @AllisonMorris1 discusse… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  11. An anti-climatic speech from Adams tonight doesn't diminish his importance as the most important republican in a generation.

  12. On the back of SF's shift on abortion today, here's a snatch from Friday's @irish_news column. pic.twitter.com/uH3IJYzNdG

  13. Another recommendation for those looking for political Christmas presents for friends/family. And here's my review… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  14. Gerry Adams to outline political future at Sinn Féin conference - live coverage of speech on BBC2 8pm with… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  15. My review of @ParrConnal book on Protestant/Unionist identity from today's @News_Letter newsletter.co.uk/news/book-revi…

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  16. Terrific review of my book in today's News Letter by @AlexKane221b in today's @News_Letter twitter.com/AlexKane221b/s…

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  17. My review of @ParrConnal book on Protestant/Unionist identity from today's @News_Letter newsletter.co.uk/news/book-revi…

  18. @_backinthegame_ @AlexKane221b @News_Letter @irish_news @BelTel Really? Have 4 cats, garden full of blue tits, coal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  19. As a cat owner in the area this worries me. Please keep an eye out for these guys and an eye on your own… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  20. Inside Politics @bbcradioulster 6.05pm joining me for analysis, Irish News columnist Brian Feeney & Belfast Telegra… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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