Alex Massie

Budget 2008

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Higher borrowing, higher taxes, higher inflation and lower growth. Sounds like an encouraging forecast for the future doesn't it?

Still, good to know that Alastair Darling promises record tractor production:

"By 2011, every school will be an improving school."

I liked Mr Eugenides' line too:

Time for a cup of coffee, a nap, then another cup of coffee. After all, I can't afford a drink any more. 55p on a bottle of this stuff? That's cultural vandalism.

Fraser has more, here.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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