Ignore anything you read about the budget for at least 48 hours. Whilst George Osborne is not a conman in the style of Gordon Brown- whose smoke and mirror budgets frankly brought parliament into disrepute- you can guarantee that bad news is tucked away and trivia like marginal changes in the duty on beer will be front and centre.
Except last year when the Chancellor's spinning backfired and made a competent and sensible budget look like the work of a simpleton.
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