Obviously, budget blogging is pretty late to the party. But I think there's a way in which not bothering with the budget is a valid point. It's been commonplace for years to say that budget day isn't what it used to be, but this year might have been designed to dramatise the point. There was a controversial emergency budget, and then there was a far more controversial Comprehensive Spending Review. And then there was an utterly inconsequential budget. Of course, the media faff was as noisy as ever. When the dust settled, though, it became clear that the budget was essentially a no-decision.