SNP going for Celtic Tiger model?

The SNP launched its blueprint for the Scottish economy yesterday, and leader Alex Salmond made it clear that the party want’s to emulate Ireland’s economic success.

"Corporation tax at 20% would be pitched substantially below UK levels, giving us a crucial advantage. Ireland does it to Britain, Portugal to Spain and Denmark to Germany because it works."

The Scottish Labour Party has attacked the proposals as "reheated Reaganomics."

This perhaps reflects my argument in a recent blogosphere debate that the case for Scottish Independence is more a liberal than a socialist one.






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