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Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington


Budget Fails Low and Middle Income Families

April 28, 2009 2:59 PM

Responding to last week's budget, Tom Brake MP said,

"The budget failed to address the deep-seated unfairness of our tax system. The Liberal Democrats would put money back into the pockets of low and middle income earners, paid for by aggressively clamping down on the exemptions and loopholes that only the super rich are able to take advantage of.

"With a shocking deficit this year of £175bn, we need a national debate about what the state can and cannot afford in the future. The recession will hit the majority of the country hardest and they need to be able to have their say."