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🚨 On this week’s #BBCRedLines we’re looking at how the latest Stormont polls might translate on election day next May - with @SuzyJourno @peterdonaghy & ⁦@dmcbfs⁩. ⁦@bbctheview@BBCSoundsbbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0b5xq…
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Statement from DoH in NI says it intends to align NI with the rest of the UK on changes to PCR testing and self-isolation rules…
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"Now is not the time for unionism to divide, we must keep our nerve and see this through." .@duponline response to @cllrjohnkyle @bbctheview interview talking up the economic opportunities of protocol. DUP says it's strategy brought EU back to the table against all the odds
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"The PUP is now literally split 50/50 between its two representatives." @NewtonEmerson - reacts to tonight's intervention on the Protocol from @cllrjohnkyle #BBCTheView | @MarkCarruthers7
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"Pretty extraordinary stuff." News Letter Editor @BenLowry2 reacts to tonight's intervention on the Protocol from @CllrJohnKyle #BBCTheView | @MarkCarruthers7
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Asked about perceived differences with @_hutchinsonb over protocol he says it’s an argument over “semantics”
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.@BBCJayneMcC's analysis of @cllrjohnkyle comments on the Protocol. #BBCTheView | @MarkCarruthers7
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"A fundamental mistake" @cllrjohnkyle says bringing down Stormont would not advance the interests of unionism or Northern Ireland. #BBCTheView | @MarkCarruthers7
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"I believe that much of civic unionism believes what I believe." @cllrjohnkyle says he has received positive feedback from a wide range of individuals since he first wrote about the opportunities from the Protocol #BBCTheView | @MarkCarruthers7
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"There are real opportunities to secure and stabilise Northern Ireland - politically, economically & socially - if we use the opportunities that are presented in a reformed Northern Ireland protocol." Progressive Unionist Party Cllr John Kyle #BBCTheView
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.@cllrjohnkyle tells @MarkCarruthers7 there are positives with the protocol which we must take advantage off but he also believes the protocol must be fundamentally changed. He accepts he may be a lone voice among unionist
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.@cllrjohnkyle telling unionism there are opportunities in the Protocol that must be taken advantage off is interesting departure from mainstream unionist thinking. Though he says there must still be fundamental change @bbctheview
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Coming up tonight.... PUP Cllr John Kyle tells @MarkCarruthers7 that the protocol needs fundamental change but it also offers significant economic opportunities for Northern Ireland. Watch the full interview on @BBCTheView at 10.35pm on BBC One NI
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