David McWilliams reckons there’s a decent quid pro quo in economic unification of the northern and southern polities, and that the Republic should begin including Northern Ireland’s overall higher quality of infrastructure and consequent general living standards in its pitch, and petition for Westminster to allow Northern Ireland to have it’s own Corporation Tax concessions to encourage inward investment. Northern Ireland for its part would have to face a stringent sliming regime for it’s over nourished and largely inward looking public sector.
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