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22 April 2009

‘Wasteful’ budget is a missed opportunity

Commenting on today’s Budget, John Barrett Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West said: 

“With this Budget the Government has continued down the same wasteful road, failing to give people in Edinburgh and across the country the help they need.

“Pushing ahead with the useless VAT cut is an unforgivable waste of money which should have been invested in building programmes to create greener jobs and kick-start the economy.

“Small businesses across Scotland are struggling because of a lack of credit, yet ministers are still failing to take a tougher line with the banks to get them lending again.

“And instead of taking action to help the lower earners struggling in the recession, the Government has pushed ahead with a tax plan which will still let the super-rich dodge paying their fair share.”

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