Why is leaving a 'legacy of public debt' worse for 'our children' than a legacy of private debt, or a legacy of collapsed public services?
So tweets my friend Tom Miller (@TomMillerUK), a Sunderland supporter in exile in Willesden Green and on Brent Council.
He is right.
Everyone knew that George Osborne was economically illiterate, and that he was more or less innumerate.
But we really had expected better of Philip Hammond.