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Greet people properly, Alex

Does anyone else notice the local practice of handshaking? Often it is with the left hand in the trouser pocket and the eyes looking over the shoulder of the other party.

I always assumed that the purpose of handshaking was a professional, or friendly, greeting with nothing concealed in either hand.

Indeed, body language can tell a lot about both parties, their honesty, confidence and sincerity.

I noticed Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, greeting David Cameron; Cameron both hands out, Salmond one hand deeply in his pocket. What sort of message does that send out?

Could I suggest that all our leaders shake hands with both hands exposed and eyes looking at the other party?


Belfast City Council


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