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    Twitter Explodes Over UK Chancellor Philip Hammond's Personalized Mug

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    It's budget day in the UK, and while social media is awash with speculation among analysts as to what if any surprises will be unveiled by Chancellor Philip Hammond, other users are more focused on his choice of drinking vessel.

    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.

    The size of that spacing on those papers… 👀 Get some glasses, love.

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