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'How is the budget forecast looking?'
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'Here's your rock...you'll find your hard place over there!'
"The government's finance settlement is coming out really late this year!"
"I don't understand why people don't trust our figures...I mean we've gone over them..again and again. All three of us!"
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"The endless string of budget cuts are making things impossible. It's the worst part of this job. Having to spread so much time with people at the very end of their tether...people with no hope, no optimism for the future...people in a state of despair! A
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"I've worked out all the figures, we're just not sure what order to put them in!"
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"The government's finance settlement came in very late this year.
A measured response to the budget speech.
"In the budget the minimum wage has gone up...another few months and we should be able to afford that cup of coffee we've been talking about!"
"If we're going to fail to balance the budget again then we have to make sacrifices...and you're OURS!"
"Obviously we'd have loved to help, but there were so MANY other calls on the public purse!"
"Lefties will always complain about any changes to the benefits system...We could cut out the heart, that weights a bit!"
"The Treasury is fairly sure that the figures in the budget are correct, they might just not be in the right order!"
"It was a budget for the man 'in' the street, not the 'on' the street!"
'We've completed the spending review and there won't be any.'
"...Nice handbag, Darling!"
Coalition cuts: 'Hmm! Where to START?'
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"All the party manifestos agree on ringfencing one area...the cuts!"
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Budget: A penny off a pint!
'Oh dear. That's a bad sign.'
'Well that's a load off my mind. Osborne's cutting the 50p tax rate.'
"Are you a deserving or undeserving person with disabilities?"
If you put lipstick on a pig it is still a pig.
The elephant in the corner - Unemployment.