5 billion reasons to get beyond old ‘politics’

Brian Feeney backs the Secretary of State all the way when he suggested that the Northern Ireland economy was not standing on its own two feet. He reckons that five billion pounds subvention is what is producing the illusion of prosperity in Northern Ireland. And he beleives that even when local politicians of all stripes where in power, they did little other than fill the brief handed them by senior civil servants. Even if there is a returning to devolved adminstration it may take some time before they get beyond the displacement activity of the old increasingly cold potatoes and get down to make the necessary tough decisions.