#Budget2012: Sammy Wilson’s reaction to the budget…

Sammy Wilson is on Hearts and Minds to night, but this was probably his most comprehensive take so far…

– Critical the establishment of ‘regional pay’ (for jobs that come under Whitehall rather than Stormont…)

– Positive on the Corporation Tax in that it cuts the margin of any liability that might fall on an regional rate…

– Makes the point that giving tax cuts to people who won’t spend it all, as opposed to giving it to lower earners who more than likely would…

– And nothing significant done to cut fuel tax

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