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18 April 2012

The origin of “omnishambles“

Ed Miliband's The Thick Of It reference.

By George Eaton

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.

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