Budget 2017 UK: Buzzword predictions and Philip Hammond's speech odds from bookies - Brexit, Trump and the NHS

 
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Brace yourself... there's a Budget coming.

Philip Hammond will be making his first speech laying out plans for spending and the telling the nation about the state of the economy in his Spring Budget on Wednesday.

What's in store from the newbie chancellor? And will he be picking up from where his predecessor George Osborne left off with a long term economic plan? Don't rule it out completely.

Read more: This week's Spring Budget: Everything we know so far

Odds of 4/6 are on offer for the chancellor saying one of the previous administration's favourite phrases, but unsurprisingly Brexit is even more likely, according to Ladbrokes. It would be a surprise if we were "all in it together" (another prior favourite) though, it's more about it "working for eveyone".

Phrase of the moment - fake news - is a long shot at 20/1, as is Hammond adopting Trump's favourite saying, "make Britain great again". A Trump mentions itself is evens, the bookie says.

Ladbrokes has also brought out of retirement odds for Ken Clarke to fall asleep after apparently being stungon that one back in 2011. It's a bit of a punt at 16/1.

And for anyone watching the clock, Hammond's more likely to keep it under an hour (phew!).

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