Liverpool will not be taken in by warm words from First Minister


Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that people in the north of England will not be taken in by warm words from the First Minister over his independence plans.

Speaking after First Minister’s speech at the International Festival for Business in Liverpool, Mr Rennie argued that the SNP’s independence tax plans were based on undercutting the north of England and amounted to little more than a ‘cross-border economic raid’.

Commenting, Mr Rennie said:

“People in Liverpool will not be taken in by the First Minister’s warm words. They understand full well that his entire economic plan is based on undercutting the north of England on corporation tax in a policy gamble that would cut tax revenues and public sector jobs.

“The SNP’s corporation tax policy is nothing more than a cross-border economic raid. It is designed to strip investment out of England.”


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