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Minister for Finance Brian Cowen is due to get up to deliver his second Budget at around 3.45pm on Wednesday.

3rd December, 2005

Minister for Finance Brian Cowen is due to get up to deliver his second Budget at around 3.45pm on Wednesday. Check out the bookies' odds on what colour tie he will wear (though ‘I'm a Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here' bets are more popular at the moment) and the office sweep on the length of his speech.

Smart money bet: Paddy Power makes a blue tie a 5/2 favourite, but pink is...

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