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Twitter reveals humorous side of the Budget 2015 spectacle

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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.

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.

To say the least, the day was dotted with some relatively odd observations.

Read more about the humorous side of Parliament:

Osborne was also compared to several TV characters, including Mr Burns from The Simpsons and Mr Bean, carrying a similar briefcase.

That wasn’t the only reference made to his briefcase: