So Northern Ireland is not having it so bad after all? (Yet).

The FT shared some interesting figures the other day. For all the doom and gloom, Northern Ireland is doing okay in terms of outputs:

The two UK regions most heavily reliant on public sector jobs have so far got off lightly – Northern Ireland, down just 1.7 per cent, and Wales, down 2.8 per cent. The fall in north-east and north-west England has been slightly above the UK average of 4.4 per cent.

Actually Scotland seems to be doing okay, with a 1.9% rise in output, over the last three years… Though Alex’s secret sauce will not withstand the cold blast of any further deterioration of the Eurozone (€1 came close to $1.20 yesterday)…