Chancellor Alistair Darling is expected to announce some £15bn of spending cuts over the next few years when he delivers his Budget statement.
He will say the money can be found by making Whitehall more efficient.
Yeah, whatever. Pull the other one. The only way you reduce costs is if they walk out the door. And we all know that's not going to happen on Labour's watch.
"Even if the chancellor cared, and he doesn't, and even if the government did implement efficiency savings, which it won't, £15bn would have about as much impact as a toddler slapping a whale."