It is often said (too often!) that seven days is a long time in politics, and I have had a very interesting and eventful week. I took in a hockey match between Greenisland and Carrick, witnessed a Greenisland win largely down to one star player in a fashion reminiscent of Diego Maradonna and Argentina at the 1986 World Cup. It is rare to watch a team sport and be able to say that with confidence that if one player changed sides the outcome would change completely.
Seven Days, Working For Change in East Antrim - I also was able to support Carrickfergus Farmers Market at the weekend. Fantastic event and a wonderful turnout. With the right support and vision we can breath life back into our town centers. It is such a shame that our outgoing Council failed to really get behind this event. Let's hope many of the outgoing Councillors dont come back, we have had enough of those who display negativity and a lack of vision. Agen Poker Online
I even made the Teenage Cancer Trust event on Sunday night enjoying Tinie Tempah and Jessie J in full flow.
Yet despite all this, and a bit of canvassing too! The most important event of the last seven days was the Chancellor's Budget. He continues to send the message out that the UK is a place where companies can do business and this is to his credit. The penny of petrol isn't the real story on fuel, the suspension of already set down real-term increases in fuel duty for the life of the next Parliament is. I was delighted to see the number of measures introduced to support start-ups and therefore business and job creation. These may not ease our short-term pain but they will lay solid foundations for our longer-term prosperity.
In fact George pinched our idea of reduced rents for new businesses that I blogged on some weeks ago, albeit my suggestion was not to be funded from the public purse. It is hard to say it is a great budget, but it definitely isn't a bad one!
You know, pro-enterrpise fiscal policies may just result in a pro-enterprise UK! Working For Change in East Antrim.