BUDGET 2013 has been described as one of the toughest this country has ever seen.
But I was surprised by how little the Government's latest attack on our finances has affected me in the long run.
As a young, free and single person, I have escaped relatively unscathed.
While those most vulnerable in society -- the elderly and our children -- continue to be hit, my biggest worry will be the extra charge on my weekly tipple.
Thankfully as a non-smoker, the extra charge on cigarette duty will not affect me.