George Osborne has blocked the Liberal Democrats' press office from following him on Twitter.
Relations between the former coalition partners reportedly soured after Lib Dems mocked Osborne for posing over a printed copy of the budget… with a pen.
The move, perhaps unfairly, gathered some ridicule on social media.
Today I will present a Conservative Budget - a Budget that puts economic security first pic.twitter.com/yQ8kD8nmo9
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) July 8, 2015
In the aftermath however, the Lib Dem press office shared the news that it had been blocked by Osborne on Twitter.
— Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress) July 8, 2015
In response to the jibe, Labour MP John Prescott admitted he was yet to be blocked by the chancellor of the exchequer.
— John Prescott (@johnprescott) July 8, 2015