From the BBC:
Prime Minister Gordon Brown is considering plans which could see the minimum wage reduced in Northern Ireland, it is believed.
The minimum wage is set at £5.35 across the UK, however, if the plans go ahead it will be reduced in NI, Scotland, Wales and the north east of England.
Employment Minister Sir Reg Empey said he was disappointed with the idea.
"We have difficulty in getting people to leave benefit and go to work, this would make matters worse," he said.
"I think for that reason we have got to remember that the people who are receiving the minimum wage tend to be those people who are doing very basic jobs and I honestly don't think penalising them will improve our economic prosperity."
If true this is nothing short of an all out act of war upon the working class, and with the recent attacks upon democracy within the Labour Party it is a war we must be swift and decisive in winning.
NO SUPPORT FOR GORDON BROWN'S PRO-BUSINESS POLICIES.
FOR A LABOUR PARTY TO REPRESENT LABOUR.