By Candice Krieger
April 22, 2009
As Alistair Darling prepares to deliver his Budget speech to the nation later today (an unenviable task), the Daily Telegraph has an amusing piece to get us in the mood. It features some comical Budget facts - and calamities.
A taster: Nigel Lawson had two mishaps during his period as Chancellor. One Budget was suspended because of uproar after the Scottish Nationalists intervened. On another occasion, Mr Lawson stopped in his tracks mid-sentence: this time his staff had put the pages in the wrong order. No pressure Mr Darling.