Ian O'Doherty: I'm all for investment, but what price do we put on self-respect?
So, are we out of the woods now? Have we finally turned the corner and avoided the economic abyss we were gaping into? In fact, are we about to become a satellite appendage to the world's greatest super power and fastest growing economy?
I was thinking about this earlier in the week after watching our political elite lying down in front of the Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to have their tummies tickled and be told what good boys they were.
It struck me how much things have changed in such a short time.