“will be able to devise innovative schemes..”

Given his recent speech to the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy, and the “much tighter financial environment”, it’s not a surpise to hear the NI Executive’s Finance minister, the DUP’s Peter Robinson, talk of his hopes for “innovative schemes” to help the economy. Likewise it’s not a surprise to hear that he favours selling off state assets to raise capital for the new administration. None of which, in itself, is grounds for anything other than legitimate political debate.. But how long the current administration will remain unanimous on such decisions will be worth paying attention to..