In true fashion, Twitter ripped it to shreds.
Obviously everyone pointed out how evil he always looks:
Some foresaw partisan opposition bashing:
(And they were right)
While others just rolled out jokes about how hungover he looked in PMQs last week:
Or jokes about how bloody annoying he is:
That petulant tone did seem to be sending Danny Alexander to sleep...
Still, at least there were some positive cuts made:
Just in case we needed to point it out, this is from a parody account:
- Autumn Statement 2014: 9 Seriously Awkward Graphs Osborne Does Not Want You To See
- Autumn Statement 2014: Barely Any Of You Think Osborne Has Tackled The Deficit
Some tweeters gave Osborne a bit more credit than he's due, he's not exactly Derren Brown.
While others weren't too sure about his adding up.
At least he started tackling the Conservative Party's biggest enemy:
But he did starting gasping a bit halfway through.
Seriously George, take a breather, you're spraying everywhere.
A few people started putting words in his mouth when he couldn't get them out:
The biggest problem for some though was the Chancellor's incessant desire to crack jokes.
True to form, Ed Balls started to go red a few seconds after standing up.
There was quite a lot of concern over the ambiguous colour of the Chancellor's tie, which may render a few bets void. Is it silver, charcoal, green, blue? No one can really agree.
Some people would've preferred an Autumn Fashion Statement.
Maybe a little number like this:
Others would have preferred Osborne being sent to Mars to find the intelligent life he was joking about:
Some tweeters were happy to keep things light:
While some people just had to be all serious about it.
But mostly, the British people were just playing the Autumn Statement Drinking Game.