George hails spirited pasty protest

Posted on: 30th April 2012

Speaking after the pasty protest in Falmouth yesterday, local MP Andrew George congratulated all involved in what he described as a “spirited and passionate” response to the Government’s planned pasty tax.

Mr George, who joined the March of over 500 brave local people in cold and torrential conditions, and who spoke at the rally, said: “The Government has got this one wrong. Of course we need to tackle the deficit. But Chancellor Osborne reassured us that ‘we’re all in it together’.

“So, who should bear the greatest burden? Caviar consuming second home owners or pasty dependent and poorly- housed Cornish folk? I think we all know the answer.

“Before the Government unleashes an army of pasty police armed with their thermometers to scour the pasty retailers of Cornwall I hope that Government Ministers will think again.”

Mr George and his MP colleagues will be using forthcoming stages of the Finance Bill and the VAT consultation to urge Government Ministers to review their plans.

 

Image credit:  Toby Weller

 

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