Budget will consolidate 'new politics' into reality
Published 08/10/2016 | 02:30
Until very recently, Budget day was seen as the main set-piece of the political year for the public and for members of the fourth estate. General elections aside, the annual Budget is essentially a party political pageant, used to portray the economic and political character of the Government. It was a veritable bonanza of keynote speeches, marathon day-long TV and radio coverage, with photo calls and press opportunities galore.
If you are looking for intrigue and suspense from Budget 2017, do not waste your wifi. It's mostly on the pages of newspapers and on social media already.
Thrill-seekers beware, Budget 2017 is likely to be about as satisfying as a Kinder Surprise - nicely packaged, heavily promoted and you might even get a fleeting sugar rush. However, expect to be disappointed with the token present cocooned within, it will probably be gone from your pocket by the end of the week.