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Saving an economy under siege

Posted on March 15th, 2020 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

The global economy will almost certainly not grow this year and may go into recession as a result of coronavirus. We know from the 2008/9 financial crash that the weakest.. read more

Wrightbus survives

Posted on February 12th, 2020 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Subject to the t’s being crossed and the i’s being dotted, Wrightbus is to be saved. A rather ill-tempered negotiation between Jo Bamford’s company Ryse Hydrogen and the Wright family.. read more

Stalled progress

Posted on April 25th, 2019 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Twenty one years on from the Good Friday Agreement it is clear that Northern Ireland does not have the settled and just peace that we expected.  This was clear before.. read more

A ten year plan for a united Ireland

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Whatever happens now with Brexit seems bound to make Irish reunification more likely.  A bad Brexit, perhaps with controlled borders, would create economic damage sufficient to encourage voters in Northern.. read more

Does Northern Ireland’s Executive really matter?

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Apparently it doesn’t much matter whether we have a functioning Executive to govern us – at least as far as the economy is concerned.  Invest NI told the Belfast Telegraph.. read more

An all island economy?

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

In June last year, the respected economist David McWilliams wrote in the Belfast Telegraph how the changing demographics of Northern Ireland create the likelihood of a united Ireland.  Those from.. read more

Buying the DUP

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

“Money, that’s what I want.”  It’s a Beatles song from 1963, though originally a Tamla Motown track.  It is also probably a fair indicator of what is on the script.. read more

Trump presidency could be bad news for Northern Ireland

Posted on November 15th, 2016 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland’s best hope for the Donald Trump presidency is probably that he didn’t actually mean what he said to get elected.  If he did mean it, there could be.. read more

What now for Northern Ireland’s manufacturers?

Posted on August 25th, 2016 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Britain was known as the ‘Workshop of the World’ during the Industrial Revolution.  For generations since, Northern Ireland has been one of the UK’s own workshops, manufacturing goods for export.. read more

Is the Game over for Northern Ireland’s film industry?

Posted on August 25th, 2016 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

For millions of fans the Game is almost up – the Game of Thrones that is.  HBO has announced that the programme will end after Series Eight in 2018 –.. read more

Why we should worry about the link between politicians and child abuse

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, or IICSA – is in crisis.  Its third chair, New Zealand judge Dame Lowell Goddard, has just resigned and a replacement, Professor Alexis.. read more

Where now for Northern Ireland’s economy?

Posted on July 14th, 2016 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

The fallout from the Brexit vote continues – and continues to disproportionately affect Northern Ireland.  The focus now is on how the intention to cut the UK’s corporation tax rate.. read more