Well, as predicted, that was not very exciting. It is amazing that in a near £2,000,000,000 economy the Chancellor finds time to talk about £16 million here and £7 million there.
Perhaps there are some nasties lurking unsaid in the Red book that will be unearthed later.
However, much more interesting was that Philip Hammond made some funny jokes, I mean, that really is entirely unexpected. Who would have thought....
"there is a reason it is called the last labour Government" and more!
Then in response to this entirely unexpected bout of bonhomie, Jeremy Corbyn stood up and did a fankly epic live re-enactment of a Citizen Smith sketch.
All very puzzling, this outbreak of comedy and humour in of all things a budget statement. George Osborne must be turning in his grave!