Brown will not cut Corporation Tax for NI

It looks like one of the few policies on which there is some degree of broad agreement in Northern Ireland is just not going to happen under a future Gordon Brown government. Corporation Tax is likely to be tied in perpetuity to the UK rate. Little chance of bringing down to the Republic’s low level then. Unless? Well, cue: George Osborne!

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