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Sammy hits our retailers hardest

Well, I could just laugh at Sammy Wilson's latest wonder concept of penalising larger retailers in Northern Ireland with the excess rate charge.

I should like to remind Sammy that we are talking about the largest employers which we are fortunate to have and who do we consumers a great service.

They pay much less in rates in the other home countries than here, so why on earth alienate them and cause doubt as to future investment?

When one bears this in mind, and the fact that Sammy continues to double-job, it is nothing more than double standards.

Yes, try to extract every penny you can from one of our larger employers and at the same time take your Westminster salary and expenses for doing nothing.


Moira, Co Down


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