Both sides of the government are playing us. In fact, the only real metaphor that fits is the very obvious act of cheating witnessed on a cricket field.
Bill Shorten may have waged a war against cancer, however, our government has long cashed in on our smoking habit.
The economy might be approaching the borders of crisis, but there’s certainly a silver lining of interest.
The budget may be short on shock and surprise, but don’t immediately assume that we slipped the noose. There’s something else going on.