Noonan won't line the pockets but the bigger picture shows some progress
If, as the Abba song suggests, the winner takes it all, then there will be no winners from today's Budget.
Everybody will get a few crumbs in a carefully crafted Budget that aims to appease the elderly, the young, the so-called 'squeezed middle' and even the children.
But if there are no winners then it's unlikely there'll be many losers either. That's the benefit of a Budget with 'no surprises' - unless they are good surprises.