He’s in charge of the nation’s finances and tasked with steering the UK economy clear of recession.
So I think we’re all entitled to ask – what exactly was going on with George Osborne at Prime Minister’s Questions today?
Sat next to David Cameron with his hair, tie, collar and frankly face all slightly askew, the Chancellor’s appearance got people on Twitter more animated than anything that was actually said in an otherwise dire Commons exchange.
Why does George Osborne look like he's just got out of bed?! #pmqs— Marc Geddes (@marcgeddes) November 26, 2014
If @Ed_Miliband had turned up for today in the state of George Osborne then all hell would have been let loose, What's going on?— Brian Myrie (@BrianMyrieSalsa) November 26, 2014
U ok hun? @George_Osborne— Ross McCafferty (@RossMcCaff) November 26, 2014
Absolutely love pics of George Osborne struggling his way thru PMQs. Reminds me of so many meetings circa 2005 looks wistful— Victoria Freeman (@make_trouble) November 26, 2014
I can't imagine people not reacting like George Osborne when sat opposite those characters.— David Paxton (@CanYouFlyBobby) November 26, 2014
With the #CameronMustGo campaign still going strong after five days, the PM will no doubt be happy for anything to take the heat off.
This gif shows the look Osborne was going for – decide for yourself quite what it all means.
HT Fred Laranjo