Many thanks for all the kind comments and emails that I have received since appearing on the ITN National news on budget day, where ITN were filming from the “marginal” constituency of Burton-upon-Trent.
I was asked to go along by the Chamber of Commerce to give the view of the business community, and was more than happy to do so.
On the day itself, after a "live" feed on the news before the budget speech was made, I was questioned for my opinion on the budget on “live” national TV just moments after the Chancellor had sat down (and with little or no time to reflect further on the points delivered), and was then subsequently filmed for a recorded piece for the news bulletin at 6.30pm.
For those of you that have asked, some of the footage can still be viewed at the ITN site via the following link: -
It was a thoroughly interesting experience, although I feel the real budget decisions are yet to be made and won't come until after 6th May.