Brexit, Trump and Farage? These are the odds on Philip Hammond's speech

 
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The Chancellor Of The Exchequer On The Eve Of His First Autumn Statement
Hammond considers a mention of May's shoes... perhaps (Source: Getty)

Happy Autumn Statement Day!

It's that time of year again (even though it is actually winter) when the chancellor sets out his stall for spending, and this year it's newbie Philip Hammond who'll be astutely picking out his tie and carefully choosing the words he uses in his speech.

Read more: What to expect when you're expecting the Autumn Statement

But, still on the tip of his tongue are likely to be the classic phrases favoured by his predecessor, including "hard-working families" and "long-term economic plan", according to Paddy Power.

Brexit, of course, is a shoe in for a mention, with the bookmaker offering odds of 5/6 that Hammond will slip it in more than seven times.

Odds on what Phillip Hammond will say

Hardworking families 1/2

Long term economic plan 4/6

Reduce our debt 6/4

Being a former businessman 2/1

Austerity isn’t over 4/1

Donald Trump is crazy 33/1

Farage has more chance of working in Wendy’s 50/1

I’m better than Osborne 100/1

Theresa May wears nice shoes 150/1

“Philip Hammond’s hotly anticipated speech is sure to throw up some surprises and I wouldn’t be shocked to see a cheeky compliment for Mrs May’s choice of footwear – and Donald Trump will surely get a mention," said the bookie.

Any chance of a George Osborne-style magical colour changing fifty shades of grey tie? Nothing so contentious: a classic blue is a likely goer for the new chancellor.

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