Saturday 18 November 2017

Cut to mortgage relief was brutal - and won't be forgotten

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Mark Condren
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Mark Condren
Letters to the Editor

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The Taoiseach promised a break for the working classes, who pay for everything, including welfare for the unemployed, etc.

He gave an extra five euro per week for welfare, yet only a pittance in tax and USC relief. Then came the sting in the tail: who was going to fund the welfare increases? Very simple answer: cut the mortgage relief on the workers.

This was the most despicable and unnecessary cut ever made by any government, because the real kick in the teeth will be felt by the working classes over the next 20 or 30 years left on their mortgages.

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