Well that beat my expectations. I really did think that he would not have one. On the other hand, this makes a May election much more likely.
The budget is going to go down like a dose of swine flu; no more stimulues and plenty of cuts to be set out, with possible tax rises too. The Government is going to need as long as possible to get over this disaster, so that makes May more likely for the General Election.
Having said that, perhaps this is a pump-fake and instead an election will be called in March so that the budget gets canned?
I need some good tea-leaf reading here...what do you all think?