The Daily Mail has tipped Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond for the Rear of the Year prize, with a headline reading “Never mind Public Sector Borrowing, what about his Public Sexy Bottom!”
The Mail accompanied the headline with a photograph of Hammond walking away down Downing Street wearing a grey suit, normal business attire for a man holding public office, with the caption “Our interest rates are certainly rising!”
Inside pages of the newspaper focused on the Chancellor’s House of Commons clash with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell over cuts to health spending under a headline “Battle of the Buttocks – Hammond dishes out a spanking to bummed out Labour!”
It then devoted several paragraphs to how the trousers of Hammond’s suit showed off his behind much more than McDonnell’s did, making the Chancellor the clear winner of the complex and important debate.
The Newspaper of the Year did finally touch on economic matters with a picture of Mr Hammond in more casual attire, bending over and planting a tree in his Runnymede and Weybridge constituency, captioned “Phwoar! You don’t get many of those to the pound (because the value of the pound has fallen significantly in recent months)” before adding “But never mind the deficit – what about his derrière!”