UK GOVERNMENT BUDGET SETTER George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer and MP for Tatton has joined Twitter on his big day out. And has Twitter welcomed him? It has.
Osborne, the only man booed at the Summer Olympics, has sent one tweet. It appears to be a picture of himself pretending to sign something. It could at least have been a duck-faced pout, or photo of a cat. We assume it's the budget or something to do with the budget.
Today I'll present a Budget that tackles the economy's problems head on helping those who want to work hard & get on twitter.com/George_Osborne…— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 20, 2013
He's looking relaxed, doesn't have a necktie on. Presumably, he reckons that he has this whole economy thing in the bag.
The people of this country have responded to his arrival on Twitter with open arms and filthy language. We present the best of those responses here.
This one doesn't mess about, and the tweeter hopes that Osborne will announce more than a budget today.
@george_osborne Worst chancellor ever. Quite a place in history. Will you resign this afternoon? Why not?— David Wearing (@davidwearing) March 20, 2013
Comedian and actor David Schneider, had some words of encouragement for the chancellor.
It's good you've joined Twitter, @george_osborne, because if you're doing rubbish at your job, Twitter can really help you focus.— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 20, 2013
Many of the responses we have seen are unrepeatable, particularly the ones about what of his he should stick into where of something else. Therefore, we like the discussion that this tweet about the grammar of the tweet kicked off.
@george_osborne Your punctuation is worse than your maths.— Gary Bainbridge (@Gary_Bainbridge) March 20, 2013
This next tweet veers into the unsavoury end of the welcome George Osborne to Twitter spectrum, but we feel it sums up the mood of the general public in a to the point and fittingly economical way.
@george_osborne STOP SPENDING OUR FUCKING MONEY!!— Old Holborn (@Old_Holborn) March 20, 2013
Others are more pleasant, and one that comes from a high level but spoof account has some particularly good advice for the chancellor.
George Osborne on the phone. Says he's not quite sure what to wear when announcing the #Budget2013. One's suggested a balaclava.— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) March 20, 2013