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: DUP and Sinn Féin are now on shifting, unsafe ground

Alex Kane: DUP and Sinn Féin are now on shifting, unsafe ground

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On Monday we discovered Michelle O'Neill and Arlene Foster can't even agree on the appointment of a new head of the civil service and seem to be heading down the route of appointing a joint head: the sort of one-for-me-and-one-for-you solution beloved by two parties which - and let's avoid the usual nuanced pussyfooting - can't stand each other.
Alex Kane: Young loyalists feel abandoned - and that's a problem

Alex Kane: Young loyalists feel abandoned - and that's a problem

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For my sins I spend an hour or so every couple of days looking through the social media accounts of those who describe themselves as loyalists: and, just before someone jumps in to accuse me of one-sidedness, I also look through the accounts of other political factions too.
Alex Kane: Any solution that doesn't have cross-community support will fail

Alex Kane: Any solution that doesn't have cross-community support will fail

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Last Friday's Irish News, in a follow-up piece to the story about the Loyalist Communities Council withdrawing support from the Good Friday Agreement, noted the LCC letter was timed to 'appease hard-line factions who threatened to target politicians seen to be supportive of the NI Protocol.

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  1. On the money front, we understand support payments for hospitality operators will continue while restrictions on i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  2. Covid-19: 'Significant day' as NI reopening dates expected bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northe…

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  3. key dates for reopening April 23 - hairdressers, beauty salons, outdoor attractions April 30 - all retail, self co… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  4. Sun shining this morning. There seems to be good news coming on the easing of lockdown. Maybe, just maybe, we can b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  5. THURSDAY 15/4/21 HEADLINES.....CRASH VICTIM SOPHIA WAS ‘A HAPPY LITTLE GIRL’.....ARLENE HURT AT ‘AFFAIR’ SLURS.....… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  6. In another life I would love to have been a Broadway/West End star. It was not to be. But I still love musicals.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  7. Interesting piece by @petercardwell in today’s @IrishTimesOpEd irishtimes.com/opinion/unioni…

  8. That’s it for this year. Easter is finally over. pic.twitter.com/8zgtfiMmZO

  9. In another life I would love to have been a Broadway/West End star. It was not to be. But I still love musicals.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  10. #TradMusicPostcards from #Belfast Positive news from the city. Feel free to share. @ArtsCouncilNI @CommunitiesNItwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  11. @mickfealty @williamcrawley @AlexKane221b take a while to listen to this lecture by @ciaranmartinoxf on Scottish In… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  12. Before you begin the hurly burly of the day take a few minutes to read this piece by @McCambridgeJ @News_Letter I… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  13. WEDNESDAY 14/4/21 HEADLINES.....GIRL, 3, IS KILLED BY BUS WHILE PLAYING.....VACCINE FOR UNDER-40s IN SIX WEEKS.....… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  14. Apropos of nothing at all the three books I valued most as a child were Herbert van Loon’s The Story of Mankind, Th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


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