Government not defeated
In normal times it would not be a story that a government with a healthy majority less than a year from a General Election managed to secure support for the Budget.
These, though, are not normal times.
It took the threat of tax chaos; the wheeling in of the sick, the shamed and the resigned and the votes, once again, of the Democratic Unionists to see ministers comfortably home.
It is yet another day that has left many backbench Labour MPs feeling depressed.
The Yorkshire group of Labour MPs went for tea with the PM this afternoon. One told him that he should take a holiday because he looked tired and was taking "tired decisions".