UK Chancellor Philip Hammond is preparing to present his annual budget, and to demonstrate how hard he's working on the event's accompanying statement — which can last for hours — promotional photos of 'Spreadsheet Phil' apparently hard at work have circulated widely across the internet.
However, several eagle-eyed individuals were quick to note Hammond appears to be drinking from a mug inscribed with his own name in ornate typography — perhaps predictably, Twitter has exploded in response, with users ridiculing Hammond and his eponymous mug in equal measure.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has a mug with "Chancellor Philip Hammond" written on it. pic.twitter.com/vL3fwjbyYt— Dan Bloom (@danbloom1) October 28, 2018
Every Cabinet Member is sent them by Emma Bridgewater when they get appointed. It's a rather good marketing thing, as this pre-Budget snap demonstrates.— Will Tanner (@Will_Tanner) October 28, 2018
The size of that spacing on those papers… 👀 Get some glasses, love.
— Alexander Morgan (@alexjaymorgan) October 28, 2018