from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A situation that is bad or mismanaged in every way.
The omnishambles at the Ministry of Defence is such that, astonishingly, it may have supplanted the Home Office as the government department least fit-for-purpose.
The outwardly crisp style of government it satirised has descended into a very public ‘omnishambles’.
Labour have, in the lingo of the The Thick of It, a major omnishambles on their hands.
Just as Gordon Brown’s unpopularity cannot be ascribed solely to the economy, so the public’s contempt for the Westminster omnishambles extends beyond expenses.
In this afternoon’s Queen Speech debate (quite how our esteemed representatives can spend two days debating seven minutes worth of platitudes is beyond me), the Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, described the Tories’ shambolic health policies as an ‘omnishambles’ - very ‘hip’ phraseology stolen from an Armando Ianucci penned Malcolm Tucker rant.