Yes today is the day that the Chancellor of the Exchequer lays out their spending and tax plans for the years ahead, guiding the economy over the medium term in order to ease the government happily into a stonking majority at the next election.
Well that is usually what Budget Day is all about. Today is not that day.
Today is the day that the Government needs to survive to fight another day, to face onwards to Brexit Day. Which itself, depending on the deal that may or may not be agreed, will determine the path for the UK economy . . .