Facing a disaster of Titanic proportions: The closure of Belfast's Harland & Wolff shipyard

Facing a disaster of Titanic proportions: The closure of Belfast's Harland & Wolff shipyard

The closure of Belfast’s once great Harland & Wolff shipyard is an apt symbol of the decline and fall of the region’s economic status. Its only chance of revival is to look south

The story of the Titanic has a peculiar hold on the imagination of the English-speaking world. There are countless books about this magnificent ocean liner and its fate; and according to a Google search, there are 17 movies about the disaster. It is a classic tale of hubris meeting nemesis: the so-called unsinkable ship sinking on its first voyage with the loss of more than 1,500 lives after it struck an iceberg in the Atlantic.

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