The Staggers 18 April 2012 The origin of "omnishambles" Ed Miliband's The Thick Of It reference. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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 senior online editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!