This is a budget by millionaires for millionaires! A budget that gives to millionaires and takes from millions.
What we needed to see today was a Budget for jobs and growth and one which focuses every penny available on helping hard-pressed families in Wigan.
At a time when people on middle and low incomes are being squeezed by rising fuel prices, seeing their tax credits and child benefit cut, when one million young people are out of work and there’s a big deficit to clear, it is completely the wrong priority to cut taxes for those who can afford to pay. It shows just how out of touch George Osborne is with ordinary people.