Conservative Chancellor Rishi Sunak was photographed in his office with a £180 Bluetooth coffee mug on Tuesday.
Sunak, who is preparing to announce the government's 'mini-budget' speech on Wednesday, can be seen in photographs - traditionally taken the day before a budget announcement - working on his address with a large black object next to him on his Treasury desk.
The device is made by Ember, who claim to produce the world's best temperature control mugs. It allows users to manually choose a specific temperature for their beverage, which is kept hot by a heating device for up to three hours.
It's controlled via Bluetooth and comes accompanied with a "charging coaster" - costing around £180.
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Netizens were quick to react to the photo, noting the chancellors wealth
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Others made comparisons to one of his predecessors - George Osborne - and his trip to burger chain Byron Burger.
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Comparison were also made with his predecessor Philip Hammond's more traditional Emma Bridgewater mug.
Rishi Sunak is a (rich) man of the future. Out goes Philip Hammond's Emma Bridgewater mug and in comes an Ember temperature control flask (RRP £180) pic.twitter.com/S3wwMgFvxo— Harry Robertson (@harrygrobertson) July 7, 2020
Some were appreciative of the chancellor's choice of drinking vessel.
Am I out of touch or is Rishi Sunak’s mug a very good purchase?— Thomas Holland-Hall (@ThomasHllndHall) July 7, 2020
This is not the first time Mr Sunak has been sighted with the flashy flask, after being spotted carrying it through Downing Street in May.