Budget day is upon us and it’s safe to say that expectations have been set rather low when it comes to Philip Hammond’s big moment. The Chancellor has said he plans to remain a fiscal hawk – and warned that there will be a brand new Budget in the new year should a ‘no deal’ Brexit occur.
Perhaps then it’s little wonder that the schedulers at the BBC don’t seem to regard the event as a showstopper event. In fact, the Times’s Patrick Kidd wonders if they are trying to send a message. During BBC2’s Budget coverage, BBC1 will be showing ‘Money for Nothing’, ‘Flog it!’ and ‘Pointless’:
By around 5pm, the channels could be in sync…