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Issue No. 2207

‘The champagne corks will be popping in the City tonight as the bankers and speculators realise they have got away with the biggest financial heist in history.’
Bob Crow, leader of the RMT union, on the budget

‘George Osborne has faced up to the challenge. The economy needed faster and deeper deficit reduction and that’s what he has delivered.’
Miles Templeman of the Institute of Directors proves Crow right

‘Going in the right direction at the right pace.’
Alan Clarke, of BNP Paribas bank, likes the budget

‘A nod to entrepreneurs to show they are appreciated.’
Patrick Stevens, Ernst & Young on the plans to cut corporation tax and add capital gains tax exemptions

‘Better than expected.’
Mike Trippitt of Oriel Securities praises the lower-than-planned bank levy

‘We applaud the government.’
Andy Harrison of EasyJet on Tory plans to cut flight taxes

‘This is the most draconian budget in decades.’
Dave Prentis of the Unison union

‘Cuts in public spending will force more people out of work, put our economy at even greater risk and damage essential services we all rely on.’
Mark Serwotka, leader of the PCS civil service workers’ union

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Tue 22 Jun 2010, 22:49 BST
Issue No. 2207
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