Existing budgets will remain unchanged until 2011, but he will admit that safeguarding frontline hospital, school and police services will mean deep cuts elsewhere in the years that follow.
Fucking hell, badgerbrows: you're only going to start fixing this in 2011 / 2012?
Ah well, nothing to worry about then! When things look a bit gloomy, I'll just phone up my bank manager and tell him I'll start sorting it out in three years' time. If it's good enough for the Chancellor, it's got to be good enough for the rest of us, surely?