Tory-led Coalition is patronising and out of touch

Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, right, and Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg (left). Photo: Alastair Grant/PA Wire
Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, right, and Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg (left). Photo: Alastair Grant/PA Wire
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While the budget is apparently a step in the right direction with the raising of the tax threshold, help for savers and changes to pensions industry, there was one expense that did not appear to be mentioned.

We give £53m. each day to the European Union and a further £25m. each day in overseas aid. This would surely be better spent on the immediate needs of our country and people and the much talked about deficit cleared far sooner.

The reduced tax on bingo and a penny off a pint is also welcomed, but it shows how out-of-touch and patronising the Tory-led Coalition is, referring to this as what working people enjoy. It really sums them up.

Philip Griffiths

North West President

UK Independence Party