With the week's pomp and ceremony behind us I thought I'd nip in and ask why have local politicians gone quiet on Project Kelvin and the subsequent Coleraine enterprise zone announced recently by British Chancellor George Osborne?
Have they meekly accepted that Derry is a city where nothing except the Belfast bus comes beyond Burntollet Bridge and that things, despite what we've been told, remain as they were in 1969?
They announced in 2009 with confidence and a clambering to take credit that Project Kelvin was coming to Derry but it then ends up in Coleraine...
Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson said the announcement was highly significant: 'It demonstrates clearly that when we "Stand up for Derry" with a united voice we can make change happen,'she said.
Foyle MP Mark Durkan said the telehouse was 'a real victory for Derry.'
They don't seem to be saying much now and if they take it upon themselves to spell out exactly why they've gone quiet. I wonder could they do so without lapsing to the 'anti-peace process' nonsense; which is burnt out, as we Derry Wans tend to say.
Oh....And where's this 'Change' we've been hearing a lot about lately? It must be another gimmicky slogan because most people in this city, which still has the highest rate of unemployment in The North, haven't much change in their pockets after the bills are paid.