Come join Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and economist Nicholas Gruen, fresh from the lock-up — along with the usual suspects of First Dog on the Moon, Crikey editor Sophie Black and politics wonk Charles Richardson — as they discuss the cuts, deficits, long-term unemployed and Wayne Swan’s garish purple tie. The Crikey budget live blog is on right now, so click through to join the shenanigans. Alternatively, if you miss the chat, click through to read Keane and Gruen’s analysis and our snappy one-liners.