Growth forecast highlights need for new economic strategy-Mullan

Responding to the Danske Bank forecast of 1.1% growth in the north in 2019 Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan said:

“The forecast of just 1.1% growth next year is disappointing but not surprising.

“After ten years of the DUP controlling the main Economic Department the north has been left with the lowest rate of economic growth in these islands.

“In addition the DUP is actively supporting the severe threat to our economy posed by a Tory Brexit.

“When an Executive is restored a new economic strategy must be developed which puts the needs of the people of the north front and centre.”