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Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailBBC presenter Nick Robinson called Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond an exceptionally rude name this morning, in an embarrassing slip of the tongue.
(Photo: PA)During the interview, Robinson talked about Hammond’s reputation as a details man, referring to his nickname Spreadsheet Phil.
Tory MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan told the BBC this morning the hike “goes against every principle of Conservative understanding of business.”
(Photo: REUTERS)It’s unlikely Tory MPs will vote down the Government’s finance bill, but threats of an amendment would put Hammond under pressure to rethink his plan.
The Today Programme host was grilling Mr Hammond over his tax raid on self-employed people.
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Massive whale washes up on shore of Devon beachThe BBC presenter said that the Chancellor was ‘speadshit Phil’.
Nick Robinson was deep in conversation when he turned to airwaves blue while discussing Philip Hammond.
It’s not quite Jim Naughtie’s famous Jeremy Hunt moment, but still…Hammond is apparently known by some in Westminster as ‘spreadsheet Phil’ because of his studious behaviour and wonkish actions.
Red mic and red faced: Robinson made the gaffe this morning (Picture: Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs via Getty Images)It was early so maybe the Chancellor can forgive the BBC for this embarrassing faux pas.
Charlotte Green had the mic taken away from her when she couldn’t stop laughing after hearing the first sound recording.
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Did BBC’s Nick Robinson call Philip Hammond a very rude name? Listen for yourself
The BBC’s Nick Robinson has denied making a mess of the Chancellor’s nickname and accidentally calling him “Spreads— Phil”.
He appeared to say: “Yesterday’s budget by Spreads— Phil, sorry Spreadsheet Phil, as he’s called”.
Many on social media gleefully tweeted about the “Freudian slip”, especially after the controversial National Insurance hike and business rates increase in yesterday’s Budget.
On the Radio 4 Today show, the presenter had to correct himself.