The origin of "omnishambles"

Ed Miliband's The Thick Of It reference.

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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.

Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker in In The Thick Of It.

George Eaton is senior online editor of the New Statesman.

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