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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.
Not often Nick Robinson nail it but fair doos with #Spreadshitphil — Martin O'Neill (@Martin O'Neill)
Some honesty from the BBC at last!
#SpreadShitPhil — Martin Mor (@Martin Mor)
TBH though Nick Robinson is quite unfair with #spreadshitphil as our Phil is quite precise where he places his shit; on the workers — Martin O'Neill (@Martin O'Neill)
Wonderful. @bbcnickrobinson drops the greatest Budget Freudian of all time by mis-speaking 'Spreadshit Phil'. This will stick #BBCR4today — Tom Newton Dunn (@Tom Newton Dunn)
#BBCR4today thank you for Spreadshit Phil. Good job Jeremy Hunt is busy this morning. — Jerry Giles (@Jerry Giles)
I'm very very worried about your hearing. I clearly said SpreadSHEET Phil ...didn't I? https://t.co/vOk0JkuLw6 — Nick Robinson (@Nick Robinson)
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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