“Who are they going to borrow it from?”

It’s still the economy, stupid [Who are you calling stupid? – Ed]. This time from today’s Stormont Live we start with the Northern Ireland DETI Minister, the DUP’s Arlene Foster, answering questions in the Assembly on projected job losses – and noting the multitude of voices with a multitude of forecasts. One of the voices referenced is economist Mike Smyth and back in the studio he still sounds less than optimistic, despite what the minister says. But he does do a good job in highlighting the problems that await those in the US, and elsewhere, tempted towards protectionism in a time of global credit crisis.