'North would benefit from Scottish independence', Salmond tells Cumbria audience

Alex Salmond sends message at Cumbrian businesses

Alex Salmond sends message at Cumbrian businesses

First published in News

SCOTLAND’S first minister Alex Salmond has said Scottish independence would help boost the north of England because it would rebalance the UK economy.

Speaking to an audience of business people in Carlisle, Mr Salmond denied that his plans to cut corporation tax in an independent Scotland would damage businesses south of the border.

A ‘yes’ vote would be ‘an economic counterweight to London and the sout east’, he said.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree