Nick Robinson accidentally called Philip Hammond a very rude word

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has a bit of an unfortunate nickname: Spreadsheet Phil.

But journalist Nick Robinson got it slightly wrong this morning on BBC Radio 4, when he accidentally said “spreadsh*t Phil”.



And of course people noticed. And made it into a hashtag.




There are hopes it will stick as Hammond's new nickname: 



And there were of course references to the greatest slip-up of all time, when Jeremy Hunt was the culture secretary:


Robinson insists everyone has a hearing problem:


Despite a 2015 manifesto pledging not to increase taxes, yesterday Hammond announced in his budget an increase in National Insurance for self-employed workers.

There’s definite potential for the nickname to stick.


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