Twitter reveals humorous side of the Budget 2015 spectacle
3 min read
18 March 2015
What would the Budget be without the gags that always seem to follow on Twitter? We'd surely only have been left with David Cameron's kitchen jokes (of which there were two) and a band of brothers reference made by George Osborne.
We rounded up the funniest tweets we could find.
An odd phenomenon took place during the Budget. The nation seemed to be involved in something called Budget Bingo.
— Liz Male (@lizmale) March 18, 2015
— Max (@m5rcc) March 18, 2015
Of course, the word kitchen was one of the most used words of the day. And oddly enough, it coincides with Budget Bingo. Cameron’s decision to go with a “two kitchens joke” at the expense of Ed Miliband triggered the biggest payout in the history of Ladbrokes’ buzzword bingo market, hitting £20,000.
“We’ll have definitely paid for a few additional kitchens thanks to the chancellor’s speech,” said Ladbrokes’ Matthew Shaddick.
#Budget2015 is so about neutralising Miliband. Brace yourself for the Spare Kitchen Subsidy and the removal of VAT on bacon sandwiches.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 18, 2015
To say the least, the day was dotted with some relatively odd observations.
Ed Balls reaction to the Internet of Things pic.twitter.com/bm4RqVlJzv
— Tom Davenport (@TomDavenport) March 18, 2015
Long term economic tie for this Tory backbencher pic.twitter.com/PeapM2IEyq
— Ross McCafferty (@RossMcCaff) March 18, 2015
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) March 18, 2015
— Oonagh (@Okeating) March 18, 2015
Read more about the humorous side of Parliament:
- Autumn Statement 2014: Fair amount of banter this year
- Strange laws from Parliament that are still applicable today
Osborne was also compared to several TV characters, including Mr Burns from The Simpsons and Mr Bean, carrying a similar briefcase.
— Woland (@w0Iand) March 18, 2015
— Jeff Ingleby (@jingleby) March 18, 2015
That wasn’t the only reference made to his briefcase:
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) March 18, 2015
— Ross Grant (@RossGrant155) March 18, 2015