Lots of special offers but how do we pay the bill?
The shopping list gets longer by the day. Like some demented male in a supermarket, the government keeps snatching goodies off the shelf and chucking them in the trolley marked "Budget 2015."
Recent reports suggest it has even begun to demonstrate that most unfortunate of supermarket behaviours, putting things back on the shelf, in this case children's tax credits, and replacing them with something else.
Missing is any suggestion of what the bill will be on October 15. There is a distinct impression that it is already more than can be afforded, especially in the longer run. Even more noticeable by its absence is any idea of what sort of dinner this hotchpotch of ingredients is supposed to create.