I’m encouraged that Alex Kane is taking such a keen interest in the future of the Northern Ireland Conservatives and our electoral prospects. To be clear, the fact that I did not confirm or deny any if his conjecture in July 16th’s News Letter does not mean that I endorse it. Like any political party we continually discuss various strategies and ideas and will continue to do so. However, just as I took issue with some of the conclusions in that article, I must also contest the analysis in his latest column. Letter published in 2 August News Letter.