One of the rules of politics is that one should not be too predictable: the populace gets bored and is turned off. Very soon, you’re yesterday’s news. The opposition doesn’t seem to have heard about this rule. They were so predictable in their reactions to the budget that it was like déjà vu. The income-tax threshold is raised by 25 per cent: NOT ENOUGH! Pensioners are given a raise: NOT ENOUGH! Budget is the largest in the history of the country: NOT ENOUGH!