Source: Brexit in numbers
The Central Statistical Office has lived up to its promise to produce new tools for analysing Brexit impact. “Brexit: Ireland and the UK in numbers” is not exactly bedtime reading but it is exactly the sort of publication that is needed if we are to have a factual and evidence-based response to the many challenges that are facing the island of Ireland. Tables in the 52-page report are presented in sections: People, Business, Trade, Tourism and Transport. Statistics are great for winning arguments in pubs but they are also useful for correcting our views of how the world works. When you think of foreign direct investment flows between the UK and Ireland what do you imagine the year-end balance looks like? Have a look at page 21.