NI Executive finances in economic climate change

The economy featured heavily on today’s Stormont Live with the Northern Ireland Finance Minister, the DUP’s Nigel Dodds, fielding questions in the Assembly after a ministerial statement about balancing the books – see below the fold – although I’m not sure if the problems with Workplace 2010 surfaced. Back in the studio economist Mike Smyth began in a more optimistic mood than the minister but by the time he was contemplating the year ahead, and the potential nationalisation of UK banks, he sounded less enthusiastic..

The Finance Minister in the Assembly