I contributed to Radio Cymru's Post Prynhawn with a general feeling that 2008 was not a year for a heroic budget, but something that actually suits this Chancellor's public persona very well, a quiet efficient budget. I think that's what we got.
The 'green' elements are something I actually welcome as the initial steps on a journey that has to develop over the coming years. There are big challenges out there, not the least of which is the polluter pays principle in a democratic system. Yes the pace may not be what some expect but a journey which will unfold.