Pulling a rabbit out of the hat at the last minute was an impressive performance by Gordon Brown at the end of the budget speech. But then the reality sinks in. The 2p income tax cut turns out to be a 10p income tax rise for those on low and middle incomes. Only New Labour could be so dishonest.
So instead of pulling a rabbit out of the hat, what he's really done is dip his fingers into the pockets of low income people, nicked a load of cash and then offered it to better off people. How incredibly New Labour.