St Paddy's day and smiles all round
I've had the pleasure of celebrating St Patrick's day in New York City. Its a different experience and there the day is treated as an opportunity to blow off serious steam.
Coming home there is a different focus and a clear sense of excitment. As I already thought the economy is really picking up and new business owners and start-ups will benefit from a cost base which is a fraction of what it was in the boom.
This allied to emerging customer demand at home and clear demand overseas in the UK and USA means our exports will continue to perform strongly favouring an improvement in employment and in our debt to GDP ratio.
All good news provided we learn the lessons and remember the pain of the last 5 years.