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2.35 Nothing new so far, no mea culpa, lots about being serious, a sentence about not using his children as props, which by even mentioning them he just did.
2.40 The list of announcements starts with a commitment to an 80 per cent cut.
Wants to help families through difficult times. What about those not classed as 'families'.
2.43 Incredibly weak Harry Potter joke.
2.47 Describes the NHS as "Labour's NHS"!
2.52 Getting applause after every couple of sentences. Very reminiscent of IDS in 2003.
2.53 Wants to put children first. As opposed to putting them second.
2.55 Promises complete elimination of child poverty by 2020. He must know this is an impossible pledge to keep.
2.56 This is a speech which ticks boxes, but doesn't inspire.
2.59 Here he goes with the personal stuff.
3.00 From April free health check ups for over 40s.
3.02 Abolishing prescription charges for cancer patients.
3.06 Lots of announcements, but where the vision? Where's the plan?
3.08 This is a budget speech, not a conference speech.
3.09 Bear in mind I am listening to this sitting in a service station on the M6. It may come across differently on TV.
3.17 Not sure how much more of this bollocks I can listen to. Apparently all the nation's ills are the fault of the Conservative Party ... who haven't been in power for eleven years.
3.18 Whenever he talks about how much he loves this country he sounds so incredibly false.
3.20 Oh, 55 minutes in, he finally mentions the armed forces. In one throwaway sentence. Disgusting.
3.21 Sorry, I now understand why George Osborne says he hates Gordon Brown. I can't stand listening to him any longer. I am going to get back on the M6 and switch over to Steve Wright on Radio 2. He talks more sense.