Monday, November 28, 2005

Top economist backs all-Ireland economy


Stephen Kingon, managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Northern Ireland, told a meeting of the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body today said that he believes that better co-operation between North and South would benefit both economies.

The comments come just weeks after Northern Secretary Peter Hain outraged Unionists by saying that the North's economy was not sustainable in the long run.

The DUP called for Hain's resignation following his recent suggestion that the North should consider embracing an all-Ireland economy.

Earlier in the month Hain told the New York-based Irish Echo that it would become increasingly difficult to look at the economy of North and South except as "a sort of island of Ireland economy".

Kingon is one of the top economists in Northern Ireland. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the Institute of Management Consultants, Kingon is also the chairman for the Centre for Competitiveness and Economic Development Committee of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and he serves on the Northern Ireland Economic Development Forum and the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

One more reason why the British should dismantle their foul colonial state in the north of Ireland.


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