In his column Ed Curran highlights two flaws in Peter Robinson's recent budget proposals (November 12).
The first is the intention to freeze the regional rates.
This is of no advantage to the poorest in society who get rebates, but it would mean a significant boost for those whose incomes are above the housing benefit qualifying threshold.
More importantly, most people would argue that the Health Service deserves to be treated as the priority and that it would be crass to restrict Health Service funding on the lines announced.
Better by far to raise extra revenue for hospitals, etc, by increasing the regional rates. It's time for Peter and his friends to think again.