Nelson's Column: Philip Hammond's Budget was about as welcome as used cat litter

Philip Hammond has never peed on a fly. That was my conclusion after watching the Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday.

Had he done so Spreadsheet Phil would surely not have hiked tax on the self-employed.

You may be wondering what on earth the financial state of the nation has to do with taking a leak on an insect. It’s about nudging people to behave in a certain way.

It began with a fly painted onto the porcelain in the Gents at Amsterdam International Airport. Spillage reduced 80 per cent because blokes had something to aim at. As a result, cleaning

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