Budgeting for the future..

Prime Minister Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown is in the Commons delivering his 11th, and probably final, budget. I’ll not pretend to be a master of the economic nuances involved but the BBC has some blogging journalists on the case, and there’s more at the Guardian. [and at the FT! – Ed] As Nick Robinson predicts in his budget check list – “No gag about Stalin who was, after all, a mass murderer” – which would be a swipe at Lord Turnbull, former permanent secretary to the Treasury and former cabinet secretary, comments to the Financial Times. The Labour Party? Stalinist? Shome mishtake shurely..