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Is corporation tax just a sop to Sinn Fein?

The debate on corporation tax raises some simple issues:

1. How much corporation tax has been paid by Northern Ireland companies in the financial years ending April 2008, April 2009 and April 2010?

2. If a reduction was given, would the difference be reinvested by the companies?

3. If we follow the southern example who is to say we won`t end up in the same mess?

4. Why doesn't our Assembly demand that Europe bring the south into line with everyone else? Or is this another capitulation to Sinn Fein?

LYLE CUBITT

Ballymena, Co Antrim

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