The PBR 2008 “tax” sweepstakes: we have a winner!

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In time-honoured tradition, with every Budget Report, our long-standing partners Chiltern run a tax sweepstake for AccountingWeb members. We asked you how many times you thought Daring would say the word tax in his Pre-Budget Report. The winner got a shiny new iPod touch. Nice.

So how many times did he say it? Only 30. The speech in its entirety was 8,262 words long, by the way. So how did other words fare?

Help: 46

Support: 41

Up: 25

Spending: 19

Growth: 14

US (and America): 13

Inflation: 10

Crisis: 8

Debt: 8

Down: 4

Prudence (Gordons old favourite): 0

It seems that Darling's speechwriters have been keen to stress the positives there.

One person who has every reason to be postive is Eileen McMorrow of York, who guessed the correct number exactly. Congrats, Eileen.


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By Anonymous
26th Nov 2008 09:17


It doesn't matter what words were actually used.

If the speech was 8262 words long then it was 8262 words of B***s**t.

Oh and well done Eileen!

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