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Mar 22 2010   5:07PM GMT

Caption competition and live Budget 2010 coverage

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Chancellor Alistair Darling’s 2010 budget on Wednesday 24 March is potentially the most eagerly awaited budget in recent years. 

Just weeks ahead of a General Election and in face of a massive budget deficit of £178bn, the Chancellor’s plans for raising taxes and tackling the UK’s budget deficit are eagerly awaited.

This year on Computer Weekly we will be trying a few new ways of covering the announcement. For starters we will be live blogging and tweeting the relevant announcements and we hope to get some quick interpretation on what the announcements mean for the IT sector. 

Go to Computer Weekly’s special budget coverage page to participate in the action as it unfurls on Wednesday.

We have also added a bit of light-hearted fun into our coverage by giving you the opportunity to take part in our caption competition. 

Send us your witty captions to the picture above and the funniest (judged by us) will win a £10 Amazon voucher. Just post your caption in the comments field below this article.

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  • Faisal
    Brown: That's all you've got left?!?!?!?"
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  • James
    Ripping that tenner in half won't halve the national debt Alistair!
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  • Mat
    Darling: Do you remember what one of these is?

    Brown: Jesus what is it? I think I have a smaller one here!!!!!
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  • Heidi Foster
    Darling: Just wait! It will be dry in a minute and you can go buy your sweeties.
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  • Leila
    This was worth more when I was Chancellor
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  • Leila M
    "No, this is how you roll it."
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  • Andy H
    I thought the Queen's Head was the other way up when I was Chancellor.
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  • Andy Reid
    That's it, now if I fold mine as well we can put them together to make a picture of John McEnroe!
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  • Andrew
    Brown: Very generous of Darth Mandleson to give us this much lunch money!
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  • Nick Brett
    Gordon, I am not sure if Paul Daniels was the right person to ask about generating oney out of nothing....
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  • Colin C.
    ... and you'd better get some beers in ... before you put the prices up !
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  • Pete Birch
    Brown: Have you been talking to National Express too?
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  • sandy tyrrell
    brown: .... if you blow here it disappears .....
    darling: ..... just like that ......
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  • Stuart King
    Darling: Dah dah - money for nothing
    Brown: And your kicks for free

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  • Dev
    Mmmm... and you say you might have some influence at the ministerial level?
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  • David A
    Darling to Brown:

    Is this what's left of Fred the Shred's bonus?
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  • Rob Heap
    Darling: Gordon, you left everything topsy-turvy ; no wonder I can't make sense of it!
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  • David L
    I know darling, it hardly seems fair, we had so much and we blew it all! Ah well, such is political egonomics. How did we know it would all end so badly. I think we should buy a Euromillions ticket, you never know......
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  • Sarah
    I got a tenner in my fortune cookie Gordon, what did you get?
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  • Rob Falconer
    I think most of the electorate would prefer you to be the Ex-Chancellor of the Chequer, Alistair
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  • sarah
    Brown: "This doesn't look right! I'm sure it's a fake!"
    Darling: "Snigger" Mine's a real one!
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    (Little does he know his is a fake too!)
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  • Adrian
    Brown: Aye, ok, here's another twenty. Just make it look like an accident, right? He wins, we're both out of a job.
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  • cyberdoyle
    yup, if we emigrate after the budget a tenner a month will get us 1000megabit connection in korea. Leave digitalbritain to its 2meg USC and us movers and shakers will move out there.
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  • Tim Jones
    Darling, lets do a quick one of the top of your head,!!!
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  • John L
    Brown: "There you go Darling, I always pay my dues... I honestly didn't think we'd get away with the tax rises, but you win. Suckers."

    Darling: "Cheers Mr B. But you do realise this paper worthless now don't you?"

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  • ken wilkinson
    Darling asking-"Is this for the whip."? Brown replies-"Nah,i`m not in the mood tonight."
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  • ken wilkinson
    Darling asking-"Shall we withdraw the Whip from Hewitt,Byers and Hoon."? Brown replies-"No,keep hitting them with it until I say so."
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  • Chris Sanderson
    "C'mon Gordon, I will need more than this for the new briefcase"
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  • Rich Hind (York)
    Brown: Bet you a tenner you can't make a bigger mess of it than I did...
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  • Brian Burke
    Hi Ken - this is the winning caption. Can you email me your email me your address please to james.garner@rbi.co.uk.
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