A great economy is an inclusive economy
If something is worth saying, it’s worth saying twice.
So I returned to the theme of the radical change required if we are really to build a vibrant — and inclusive — economy in the North when I addressed the Sinn Féin ard fheis yesterday.
You can see the full (brief) speech here but students of politics will be interested in learning how I managed to stay true to the Tip O’Neill dictum of ‘all politics is local’ while talking about building a strong economy.
And local for me meant plugging my forthcoming marathon fundraising efforts for that remarkable charity Mencap, an organisation in my constituency of South Belfast which gives a voice to those with a learning disability.
Let’s say it took a little dexterity but since Mencap stands for full equality and the dignity of employment for those with a learning disability, it was apt to point out that a great economy is an inclusive economy.
All of which means you still have an opportunity to help me reach my £2000 fundraising target. At last peek at our fundraising page, we were only £360 short off our target. So I’m confident, that with your generous support, we can get this one over the line by Belfast Marathon Day on 2 May.
Go raibh maith agaibh.