We were promised a boring Budget. What we are getting is a joke a minute from the supposedly famously dry chancellor Philip Hammond.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of his one-liners:
- “They don’t call it the last Labour government for nothing”
- On his infamous nickname: “This is the spreadsheet bit…bear with me, I have a reputation to defend”
- The party opposite knows something about the technology of driverless vehicles.
- [Corbyn] is now so far down a black hole that even Stephen Hawking has disowned him.
We will add to this list. He’s here all week.
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