Something for the weekend: Newsnight jokers link Budget with drug song

Someone was having a laugh – but it was well-targeted.

At the top of March 15’s BBC Newsnight programme, somebody mixed Jeremy Hunt’s Budget speech with the song ‘Sorted for E’s and Wizz’ by Pulp.

The relevance was Hunt’s motif of four ‘pillars’ of the economy – each represented by the letter ‘E’.

But the clip ended with the immortal line, “In the middle of the night it feels all right but then tomorrow morning… ooh, then you come down” – which is almost certainly how we all felt after subjecting Hunt’s speech to a bit of analysis.


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