“We aren’t just having the meeting in Washington..”

Having come to a new “indigenous” arrangement, whereby Sinn Féin quit claiming they have invisible commitments to a deadline for devolving policing and justice powers, and the Northern Ireland Executive resumes business while they and the DUP work towards building the necessary public confidence in the ability of the NI Executive to handle those powers responsibly, “Even if there are setbacks in the months to come..”, the First and deputy First Ministers have now absconded to the US.. where they, apparently, hope to secure even more US investment.. Although not, perhaps, for jobs in the financial sector.. obviously..From the BBC report

Mr Robinson said both he and Mr McGuinness had a full itinerary that was focused on the “economy, the financial and business issues”.

“We aren’t just having the meeting in Washington with the business leaders,” Mr Robinson said.

“We are going to New York where we are meeting a number of business people, and we’ll see some projects there as well.”

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  • percy

    And your point is?

  • Greenflag

    Bad timimg in terms of economic investment strateg but great timing for the shopping bargains to be had 🙁 These pair are obviously Santa Claus believers . But then that should not come as a surprise for slugger readers 🙁

  • The Raven

    Even *more* US investment….?

    I wonder if any of it will fill the 1000 jobs missing over in Limavady? Funnily enough, THAT was US investment as well…

  • USA

    Peter Faker,
    Your posts are now simply a source of irritation.

  • Grassy Noel

    This is getting utterly, insufferably tedious now. No, not the Executive going about its business, but this bloggers Asperger’s like fixation on these issues and of breaking the world record for unbearable self-righteousness.

    And before Mick intervenes to impore us to deal with the issues , I say there is no issue, no point, or no purpose to this post, beyond what I’ve outlined above.

  • edward

    Funnily enough the really big guys prefer to invest in a down market especially if they judge it has bottomed out as things will never get cheaper

    As for your other point if they still have invisible commitments and they have quit taking the lip about them maybe those commitments arent as invisible as you would obviously prefer

  • percy

    Grassy Noel,
    having a dig is like a fix to some folks.
    Without the opportunity to torture they get thirsty, like a vampire, it has to feed.

  • Greenflag

    The arrival of the dynamic duo has been relegated to the very bottom of the news feeds as the Dow drops almost 700 points or 7.7% , which drop must be valued at several hundred times Northern Ireland’s GDP . Right now the Dow is barely holding up from going steeply into freefall . The Feds have now finally revealed that the US has been in recession since December 2007 -they just did’nt want to spook people until they could really spook em 🙁

    Old german joke coming on ‘

    Question :
    ‘What have the Saxons and the Bavarians got in common ‘

    Answer :
    ‘Neither can speak German ‘

    Recession joke adaptation

    Question :

    What has the Federal Reserve Chairman got in common with the Secretary of the Treasury ?

    Answer :

    ‘Neither knows anything about the real economy’