Watch: Philip Hammond just forgot about 1.42 million unemployed people live on TV

Philip Hammond claimed there are “no unemployed people” on this morning’s Andrew Marr Show.

The Chancellor made a TV appearance ahead of the Budget on Wednesday, which has been dubbed a make-or-break moment for the embattled front bencher.

Hammond made the statement as he painted a rosy picture of an economy bouncing back from the long downturn, despite new global figures showing that the UK is now bottom of the growth league among major economies in Europe and North America.

He asked “where are all these unemployed people?” live on the show, saying there are none in his eyes.

The outrageous statement was made after the most recent unemployment figures showed the jobless count stood at 1.42 million between July and September this year.

Watch the full clip below:

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