Politics 18 April 2012 The origin of "omnishambles" Ed Miliband's The Thick Of It reference. Print HTML Today's PMQs saw the first recorded use of "omnishambles" in the House of Commons as Ed Miliband noted that "even people within Downing Street" were referring to the "omnishambles Budget". The term, of course, first appeared in TV's The Thick Of It and you can watch the famous clip below. Here's how the show's creator Armando Iannucci responded on Twitter. Fantastic. With the royalties from Miliband's 'omnishambles' quote we've now secured enough funding for a new series. #thethickofit — Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) April 18, 2012 › Why Labour should not embrace free schools Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker in In The Thick Of It. George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Reading Speaking Out, I found myself agreeing with Ed Balls Word of the week: Jeremania How do I join the Conservative Party?