June 24th, 2013

First Picture of Liam Byrne’s Infamous “No Money” Note


  1. 1
    lolwut says:

    I’m getting deja vu – I’m sure I’d seen this before.

    Must have been a joke.

  2. 2
    D-Ann Abbott says:

    Hear me now blud brrrapppp

  3. 3
    V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

    It’s no joke this is what Socialists do to Countries.

  4. 4
    Eileen Critchley says:

    No NHS no Labour. They will kill for it.

  5. 5
    Ed. Balls says:

    Nonsense…. There is plenty of money left to tax and to borrow from…

  6. 6
    Anonymo says:


    Surely it’s PEDANTS!!!

    Yours sincerely,

    A Pedant :)

  7. 7
    The birds have flown says:


    Interfax, close to Russian security services, says

    “It is likely Snowden has already left the country”

  8. 8
    Lord Mandelbum of Fondelboys says:

    Don’t be so pendantic.

  9. 9
    Maggot Malone says:

    surely ‘one for the necklaces’ ?

  10. 10
    Anonymo says:

    I shall be as pendantic as I like.

    Standards you know…

  11. 11
    nellnewman says:

    It is good to see that the arrogant americans cannot always have their own way.

  12. 12
    Legal Beagle says:

    A combination of cynicism amd irreponsibity amounting to treason

  13. 13
    Village Idiot says:

    Seems to be plenty of money,given the ridiculously high rates paid to many in the Public Sector,Foreign Aid,EU contributions,House Of Lords expenses et al….

  14. 14
    nellnewman says:

    Ed and ed are the perfect double act –

    militwit says he’ll have to be ruthless with his spending plans when he gets into no 10 –

    bullyballs says he’s looking for ways to raise taxes and borrow more money for housebuilding, road building, raising welfare benefits for the over fifties, school building, more money for the NHS (Ha Ha) when he gets into no11 and on and on….

  15. 15
    Gordon the Medicated says:

    You should have seen what I left on the desk for Dave.

    Well…not exactly left

    ..smeared might be a better description.

  16. 16
    Vote Labour for their own personal enrichment! says:

    Disgraceful. Labour are not be trusted on the economy ever again!

  17. 17

    In case you did not see this response re Chomsky:


  18. 18
    Sir Dean Importer says:

    No doubt Labour deny any knowledge of it and the BBC will blame the Tories

  19. 19
    Corby council says:

    Look..you can’t just sell £800,000,0000 worth of assets for £82k unless you’re paid a six figure salary.

    That kind of Labour fuck-uppity takes a scarce talent.

  20. 20
    The Mikado says:

    … and secretly spying on your own citizens as well as half the world is not treasonable behaviour? What name do slippery lawyers use to describe such activity??

  21. 21
    GCHQ : Challenge for Mr. Schrödinger's Cat says:




  22. 22
    Jack & Russ says:

    He could have said ” Intelligence ” and it would still be true.

  23. 23
    Anonymo says:

    Ah bless the Guidos, they do scan comments :)

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Yep & the crowd behind it are saying we can sort it out next time round – Labour did not & do not live on this planet. It’s Balls

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  26. 26
    Keir Hardly says:

    What do Labour have to do with socialism?

  27. 27
    Sir Dean Waugh says:

    Bunga him in prison for seven years

  28. 28
    Basil Fawlty says:

    “Take your inane comments and pseudo-philosophical bllx to other sites” ?

  29. 29
    Historian says:

    Our Liam has form


    Given what we have found out since about “search parties”….

    A slippery piece of treasonous shit….

  30. 30
    GCHQ : Challenge for Mr. Schrödinger's Cat says:

    Afraid not. But feel free to try again :-) We won’t be giving out the job we promised at the end of it.

  31. 31
    Blowing Bubbles says:

    Kerching time?

  32. 32
    Owen Jones (Guest Moderator) says:

    DJIA 14,559.50 -239.93 -1.62%

    Stand by for “Black Tuesday” for the FTSE.

  33. 33
    Quixote says:

    BIG BARRY, with the help of the NSA and GCHQ might be watching (listening) to you but he seems incapable of identifying his own leakers until after they come out and the damage is done

  34. 34
    Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

    No country should return him to the US. He will be kept naked in a cell where the light is never switched off for months.

    Oh sorry, we would!

  35. 35
    Corby council says:

    That’s nothing. Check us out on google. We ‘wasted’ millions.

    And by wasted, I mean accidentally gave away.

  36. 36
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Byrne has such a punchable face.

  37. 37
    David Cameron's Hairy Hoover says:
    Haaaaaaaaiiiiiiirrrrrryyyyyy Hooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvverrrrrrrrrr,
           Spandex slippery, pistachio notes,
                    Byrne the man, Burnham the axe,
      Sucking the blood of the country and killing the infirm,
                                   Spendy wonga like a monger,
               Monkey spanker with a deathly banker, 
    Haaaaaaaaiiiiiiirrrrrryyyyyy Hooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvverrrrrrrrrr.
  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    As much as the Weimar Republic. Balls is saying that the next labour government wil borrow even more – but only short term!!!!

    I have just given my son a seven million mark note (15 of them would have bought a loaf of bread) to remnd him what socialism is about.

  39. 39
    BBC Crimewatch. says:

    Utter Hunts!

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    They have killed more than enough in Stafford and Morecombe already.

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    What a colossal wanker!

  42. 42
    bergen says:

    That’ll look good on an election poster in 2015.

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    So now we know that anything shared with the Americans last year will be in Washington Post, or the Guardian if teh WP will not handle it, next year.

  44. 44
    Tron says:

    If the Americans are arrogant how would you describe the Chinese and the Russians ?

    Putin is one of the “good guys” ?

  45. 45
    Dan Hodges says:

    Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, as the US says it would be “disappointing” if Owen Jones had helped him evade extradition.

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    Companies employ & pay Ball’s for advice you know ?????????? why????????

  47. 47
    b-b-p says:

    ED Balls blew thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ cash on posh dinners and wine while running education .The former Schools Secretary and his team spent £1,663 on an Italian meal out, eight days after splurging £1,000 at a swish Indian next to their department. And £2,776 went on four bulk orders from Majestic Wine listed as “ministerial hospitality” from June 2009 to March 2010 .
    Nick Clegg has been plunged into the ‘cash for honours’ row as two of the Liberal Democrats’ biggest donors are lined up for peerages. Rumi Verjee, the multimillionaire who brought the Domino’s pizza chain to Britain, has donated £770,000 since May 2010. Sudhir Choudhrie, whose family has donated £650,000 to the party since 2004, is also on the party’s honours list. And we thought Cameron’s cohorts were the main culprits for having their noses in the trough .The Whole System is Corrupt and needs a thorough Disinfecting . http:brokenbritishpolitics.simplesite.com

  48. 48

    Anyone who thinks that a cat only has nine lives has not been paying regard to M-Theory.

    What really concerned me was that, in a parallel universe, the result was the equivalent of my bank balance.

    Who is the dirty leaker?

  49. 49
    Dee Lusional says:

    The Truth will out. He was referring to the Department’s Tea Kitty.

    In fact, there was plenty of cash which the Tories gave all to their Banker friends.


  50. 50
    The Stilton Eater says:

    The epilogue of every Labour manifesto.

  51. 51
    Liam Burn says:

    But here have this shitty pen. The official one looked rather nice in my pocket. Byeee.

  52. 52
    Lord Bumblesnitch says:

    I thought the quote should have read: “I’m afraid there is no more OTHER PEOPLES’ money.

  53. 53
    monopoly player says:

    Does E.Balls cheat at monopoly?

  54. 54

    …feel free to miss it again. :-)

  55. 55
    Who paying back their debts says:

    How does the uk pay back its debts. That is when the UK government does not borrow what taxed area be it industrial sector, wage earner, etc that will pay back these debts?

    Will it only be shale gas? once developed?

    Or will the Bank of England just write it off late one evening?

  56. 56
    Lord Bumblesnitch says:

    Pavlovian response? Tom Watson, Ed Balls et al?

  57. 57
    Pdubya says:

    Byrne should have added a p.s. to his note if he’d wanted to be at least honest about it.
    “We are absolutely fxxking useless when it comes to spending taxpayers money. It’s what we do over and over and over again”.

  58. 58
    JH349324890234023 says:

    Are you sure it wasn’t “It is likely Snowden has already left this mortal coil”

  59. 59
    Expat Geordie says:

    True, but what’s the betting that CCHQ don’t.

  60. 60
    Jimmy says:

    The significance of the note is overlooked. Byrne’s use of humour necessarily implied a recipient capable of understanding a joke. He clearly assumed a tory defeat.

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  62. 62
    PutinRulesOK says:

    Actually, Putin has been looking better and better to the man on the street, lately. First, he reminded the British that the arms head-hackers that decapitated the long-forgotten soldier in Woolwich, of all places, were the same people they are wetting themselves over to send arms to in Syria.

    Now he’s told Obama to stick a corncob in his arse and smoke it over Snowden. Oh yea – and last month he reminded the USofFuckingA that his intelligence sent timely and precise warnings about the two idiots who massacred children in Boston.

    So, yes, we quite like Putin at the moment.

  63. 63
    Marx and Engles says:

    Looks like chunks of it could have Chomsky replaced by B-liar and still scan.

    Whatever else he does at least make people think – you for example.

    (See also the Communist Manifesto)

  64. 64
    Marx and Engles says:

    Put a Hex on it

  65. 65
    Glyn H says:

    Off topic (a bit), but just hearing the rerun of this mornings Marr R4 prog. Weird. Never realised that Owen Jones was the bastard spawn of S Flanders and one of the Ed’s! What utter twisted cobblers he spouts!

  66. 66
    Gordo's Gofer says:

    ““I’m afraid there is no money”, not “I’m afraid there is no money left”.”

    Well, you wouldn’t expect any link between the Bliarite Byrne and ‘left’ now, would you?

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    a joke is only a joke when it isn’t true..

  68. 68
    GCHQ : Challenge for Mr. Schrödinger's Cat says:

    This isn’t a troll SC – a bona fide challenge for you to get the claws into, in your spare cycles.

    Hint: The division between data and action is very blurred these days.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    It was clearly a confidential note that was meant to be slightly light hearted – the fact it was released in an attempt to discredit Liam Bryne is a pretty low blow.

    Just goes to show what a dirty toe rag David Laws is….

  70. 70
    mm says:

    liam byrne is an insidious tory c’unt

  71. 71
    AngryEnglishJon says:

    It’s hard to believe this chap was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School, and was/is considered to be in the top one percentile. Academically brilliant, socially and common sense-wise, as thick as pig shit.

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:


    Leaving this type of little joke for your successor has been a long-standing tradition in the Treasury. Tories have often said the same sort of thing on leaving office.

    The real disgrace here is that Laws revealed it and used it to make a cheap political point thereby again showing himself to be a contemptible caddish piece of libdem shit.

  73. 73
    Raptor says:

    “Leaving this type of little joke for your successor …”

    What gives you the idea that this is a joke ?

  74. 74
    Vladimir Putin says:

    Thanks Mum

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    On leaving office, every minister will now be obliged to write a short note….

    “I’m afraid there is no joke.”

    With the optional explanation of….

    “As David Laws is a dick head”

  76. 76
    Trigger says:

    Meow ?

  77. 77
    Ministry of Magick says:

    A tradition. The same letter passed onto successive incumbents since 1812.

  78. 78
    Jojo says:

    You’ve never realised the socialists back Labour ?

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