Finish your drink if he says “we’re completely stuffed and I’m about to flee to Belize”

Not that anyone has any money left to bet with, but UK spread-bet shop Sporting Index is making markets on the length and contents of tonight’s UK budget speech. Selected highlights, via FT Alphaville:

How long?

The number of minutes the Chancellor’s Budget speech will last 55

Sips of Water

The number of times the Chancellor will take a sip of water during the speech 1

Hot tip: Buy this at 1 and spike the Chancellor’s dinner with jalapenos.

‘Million’

The number of times the word ‘million’ is used during the speech 37

‘Billion’

The number of times the word ‘billion’ is used during the speech 44

Up from 30 “billion” last year.

‘Prudent’

The number of times the word ‘prudent’ is used during the speech 1

Surely that’s a sell?

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