June 24th, 2013

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

Turns out it was “I’m afraid there is no money”, not “I’m afraid there is no money left”.

If we’re being pedantic…

Via ITV

78 Comments

  1. 1
    lolwut says:

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

    Must have been a joke.

    • 2
      D-Ann Abbott says:

      Hear me now blud brrrapppp

    • 3
      V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

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

      • 26
        Keir Hardly says:

        What do Labour have to do with socialism?

        • 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.

          • monopoly player says:

            Does E.Balls cheat at monopoly?

          • 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?

        • 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!

      • 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.

      • 78
        Jojo says:

        You’ve never realised the socialists back Labour ?

    • 9
      Maggot Malone says:

      surely ‘one for the necklaces’ ?

    • 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.

      True!

    • 67
      Anonymous says:

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

  2. 4
    Eileen Critchley says:

    No NHS no Labour. They will kill for it.

  3. 5
    Ed. Balls says:

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

    • 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….

  4. 6
    Anonymo says:

    Pendants?

    Surely it’s PEDANTS!!!

    Yours sincerely,

    A Pedant :)

  5. 7
    The birds have flown says:

    Breaking

    Interfax, close to Russian security services, says

    “It is likely Snowden has already left the country”

    • 11
      nellnewman says:

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

      • 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!

      • 44
        Tron says:

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

        Putin is one of the “good guys” ?

        • 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.

    • 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

      • 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.

    • 58
      JH349324890234023 says:

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

  6. 12
    Legal Beagle says:

    A combination of cynicism amd irreponsibity amounting to treason

  7. 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….

    • 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 16
    Vote Labour for their own personal enrichment! says:

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

  10. 18
    Sir Dean Importer says:

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

  11. 21
    GCHQ : Challenge for Mr. Schrödinger's Cat says:

    /\

    
     B409BA0901CD21CD-20566F746520554B
     49502124B45F2F7E-5C0D0A24BA0201B4
     09CD21B8014CCD21-CD21FF43ADEAD69C
    
    

    \/

  12. 22
    Jack & Russ says:

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

  13. 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

  14. 25
  15. 27
    Sir Dean Waugh says:

    Bunga him in prison for seven years

  16. 29
    Historian says:

    Our Liam has form

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/26634/Byrne-knew-of-scandal

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

    A slippery piece of treasonous shit….

  17. 32
    Owen Jones (Guest Moderator) says:

    DJIA 14,559.50 -239.93 -1.62%

    Stand by for “Black Tuesday” for the FTSE.

    • 35
      Corby council says:

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

      And by wasted, I mean accidentally gave away.

  18. 36
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Byrne has such a punchable face.

  19. 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.
    
    
    
  20. 39
    BBC Crimewatch. says:

    Utter Hunts!

  21. 41
    Anonymous says:

    What a colossal wanker!

  22. 42
    bergen says:

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

  23. 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.

  24. 46
    Anonymous says:

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

  25. 47
    b-b-p says:

    BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – IN WHAT TOGETHER
    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

  26. 50
    The Stilton Eater says:

    The epilogue of every Labour manifesto.

  27. 51
    Liam Burn says:

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

  28. 52
    Lord Bumblesnitch says:

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

  29. 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”.

  30. 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.

  31. 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?

  32. 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….

    • 72
      Anonymous says:

      Exactly.

      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.

      • 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”

  33. 70
    mm says:

    liam byrne is an insidious tory c’unt

  34. 73
    Raptor says:

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

    What gives you the idea that this is a joke ?

  35. 77
    Ministry of Magick says:

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


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