No tax on Condoms - Brown is going to shave 17.5% (VAT) off a condom - just hope it isn't the bell end. Knowing this government, he'll probably further discount the thick rubber Peter Mandelson style condom and lube too.
I'll spoil the climax to his speech: "Next year Â£440M extra for schools, and I commend this budget to the House". May elections only six weeks away. Sweet.
Interesting that he's allocated Â£800M to help the forces in Afghanistan. The overall Defence Budget has fallen from around Â£32B to Â£29B over the past three years - don't think he's mentioning that today.
See Lord Garden's latest post in the 'Westminster' thread. Reading the Hansard account of the defence debate when this money was discussed shows that it is not new, or extra money, or even part of the Defence Budget. It's separate money for keeping ops in Iraq and Afghanistan going.