The Budget: What to expect

Minister for Finance Brian Cowen is due to deliver his third Budget at about 3.45pm on Wednesday.

2nd December, 2006

Minister for Finance Brian Cowen is due to deliver his third Budget at about 3.45pm on Wednesday. While Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! have been attracting more attention at the bookies, Paddy Power is offering odds on everything from the length of the speech to the colour of the minister’s tie.

Opening remarks

With a general election looming, Cowen is likely to trumpet...

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