With the parties heading into what the government hopes will be the final furlong, for now, all the old set-pieces are being deployed. There are the phonecalls from the US President – which, despite what anyone might tell you, will be dutifully received. And everyone gets to meet Gordon, who’ll then announce a multi-billion pound package. In case anyone’s forgotten, they’ve had those phonecalls before. And the last time we had an announcement of a multi-billion pound package it turned out to be a repackaging.. let’s see if there’s anything different this time.