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)…
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