Andrew Neil

A do nothing Budget

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We're already into padding ... a penny here, a penny there on various pet spending projects (schools, apprentices) which have already underperformed despite the billions thrown at them ... and new targets suggested (80% carbon cuts by 2050 instead of 60%) so far in the future that Darling and the rest of the cabinet will be pushing up the daisies long before future generations get to find out if they were met. When you hear a Chancellor droning on about cavity wall insulation ... you know this is a do-nothing Budget. Since that's what most pundits seemed to want, he's delivered!