Saturday September 26, 2020

Devolution deadlock

David Cameron and his chancellor are treating the North like a stroppy teenager as the Executive reaches for the purse strings

30th December, 2014

Stormont parties have consistently said they put the economy as their number one priority. With his autumn statement masterstroke linking corporation tax powers to political progress, British chancellor George Osborne has challenged them to prove they mean what they say.

The campaign to secure devolution of the power at Stormont and enable the North to compete on similar terms to the Republic has been running for years, but it didn’t gain any serious traction until...

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