Robinson tells Cameron he’s playing a ‘powerless-inside-the-union card’ on Scotland…

I was asked yesterday why neither of the two leaders in Northern Ireland said much on the subject of Scottish independence. This may be one reason. Expressing his frustration with the lack of progress on corpo tax, the First Minister said this:

“What, effectively, you are saying to the people of Scotland is that if you want more fiscal autonomy than you have at the present time, the only way to have it is through independence. That is the wrong message for the Government to be giving to the people of Scotland.”

Risky (his more cautious colleague keeps it battened down), but in a funny sort of way part of the DUP’s almost unique “devolutionist” positioning on the Union…

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