Conclusive Proof That George Osborne Is Actually Bob The Builder

The chancellor has developed a fetish for hard hats and reflective jackets. #ForHardWorkingBuilders #LongTermEconomicPosing

1. George Osborne is never, ever seen in public without a hard hat – just like his idol, Bob the Builder.

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2. Like Bob, Osborne is only happy when giving the appearance of doing hard manual labour.

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3. And both like to go underground in a hard hat.

 

4. Both Osborne and Bob reckon they triumph against the odds and look serious in protective headwear.

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5. Both vainly shout for for their friends while wearing construction gear.

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6. Both men like a giggle because there’s always time for a laugh, even when you’re trying to fix Britain’s chronic under-supply of suitable housing for future generations.

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7. Occasionally both men are allowed to ride a digger, which they consider to be a real treat.

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8. Rumour has it that Osborne likes to shout “Can we fix it?” at Treasury civil servants while working on additions to the Green Book of central government spending.

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9. Both Osborne and Bob have a wide-eyed, optimistic, and joyous approach to the world of construction that comes from years of bricklaying on exposed building sites during winter.

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10. But they also know that construction safety is a very serious matter.

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11. Essentially, both Osborne and Bob are only happy when wearing a hard hat, protective clothing, and playing with some tools.

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