Don't be fooled, this Budget will benefit the rich

Michelle McGagh
Champagne being poured
Champagne being poured

There was some emotive messages coming out of the 2012 Budget speech; chancellor George Osborne made sure he bashed the bankers, ticked off the 'morally repugnant' tax evaders and let wealthy property owners know he was coming for them.

On the face of it Osborne played it well. He stuck to the Coalition's 'we're all in it together' spiel and raised a few cheers when he listed the ways in which he would shake some more change out of the rich.