George Osborne: corporation tax cut depends on Stormont talks outcome
Corporation tax is the last thing the boys on the hill should be getting until they can learn the skill of future social and commercial infrastructure management.
Words I never thought I'd say: good move, Mr Osborne.
Sure these fellas have difficulty enough at the minute filling out their expenses forms without devolving more financial responsibility on them.
How about introducing a living wage? If the corporations get low tax, then they need to treat their workers correctly. They shouldn't have it both ways.
Clever, clever move.
A good incentive to make sure the talks fail. Sure, they can't manage anything at Stormont. Other taxes will inflate in time to negate any advantage. The Republic has already stolen a march on us in this regard - and it's not doing them much good. Now it's time to pay the piper.
Blackmail. At any cost. Or no cost. Look what was promised after the Good Friday Agreement was signed. If my memory serves me right, was it £40m? Or £400m? Anybody with any sense wants peace, but at what price?
So it's get your fingers out boys, do what you're supposed to be doing to earn your pay and you might get something. About time. Stormont and the cronies caught on at long last.
Thank God they saw sense. MLAs couldn't run a bus run, never mind a country.
My plan is to kettle the MLAs in Stormont and let them play a virtual reality game in which they manage Northern Ireland while, in the real world, direct rule returns.