Bingo and a pint? Budget was patronising to working people

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 is what working people enjoy. It really sums them up.

Philip Griffiths,

North West President, UK Independence Party