As regular readers (or should that be "reader"!) will know, I am the first to point out that the BBC does not represent the views of the public, and its viewers/listeners/readers are not an acurate cross-section of the populous.
However, after 3697 votes cast in a BBC poll on the budget, over 57% believe the budget has not been good for them, while barely 20% think that they have benefited. Over at Have Your Say, the commentators are furious!
The British people are clearly more perceptive than than the cheering Labour backbenches. Or is it simply that Gordon Brown is unlikely to offer them a job (or even make it easy for them to find one!).