LOCAL Labour MP Gregg McClymont has joined shadow Chancellor Ed Balls in hitting out at George Osborne after the recent budget.
The Chancellor’s budget saw a tax cut of £100,000 on average for millionaires while growth is down, borrowing is up and families are paying the price with cuts to tax credits.
Commenting, Gregg said: “This Budget was a chance to boost living standards for ordinary working people who are struggling to make ends meet.
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“By asking millions to pay more while millionaires pay less, this Government has shown just whose side they are on.
"George Osborne had an opportunity to give a budget for jobs and growth. He could have reversed the tax cut for millionaires and introduced a VAT cut, which would have given a real boost to the Scottish economy. But instead we have more policies that are going to hit hard working families.
"And this at a time when Scotland needs as much support for our businesses as possible, one of our key export industries - whisky - has been hit with a 5.3% increase in duty.
"This is a more of the same budget, from a downgraded Chancellor."
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