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Pride's Purge

For some unexplained reason, Philip Hammond and Theresa May decided to schedule the March budget a week earlier than usual this year:

  • 2010 budget- Wednesday March 24th
  • 2011 budget- Wednesday March 23rd
  • 2012 budget- Wednesday March 21st
  • 2013 budget- Wednesday March 20th
  • 2014 budget- Wednesday March 19th
  • 2015 budget- Wednesday March 18th
  • 2016 budget- Wednesday March 16th
  • 2017 budget- Wednesday March 8th

This means – for the first time in years – the chancellor’s March budget didn’t clash with the Cheltenham Festival which takes place a week later, and which also happens to be the most popular event of the year for City executives and top bankers:

The square mile has complained for years about the scheduling of the March budget – which forces them to work slap bang in the middle of the festival.

Coincidentally, Theresa May is also keen on attending races. Along with her husband Philip. Who, coincidentally…

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