Trying to catch the Celtic Tiger by the tail…

We spoke to Mitchel McLaughlin last night, on the same day his party launched their manifesto. He was at pains to note the major problem (under performance of the private sector here, does not require downsizing our massive civil service but a boosting of the private sector – although he was decidedly hazy on how that might achieved other than suggesting the UK needed to join the Euro, and an expansion of cross border bodies. Interestingly the balance of the party’s pitch appears to moving towards economic benefits rather than the anti imperialist rhetoric of old.

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