Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Getting the Notice in Time

Iain Dale has an interesting piece on how it is normal practice to give a month's notice of the budget date.

He points out that last year the budget date of April 22 was announced on 12 February and in 2008 the budget date of March 12 was announced on 1 February.

He says, “It's difficult to see how that will happen this year.” Is it a conspiracy to avoid an embarrassing occasion by hiding it in the General Election campaign? Maybe. Or it could just be incompetence by 'Chairman, Comrade' Gordon Brown and his useless deputy in getting the notice out in time…


  1. I agree. It is so difficult in these situations to know if it is deviousness or just incompetence...

  2. Reminds me of someone...