Matt Hancock, George Osborne’s former economic adviser, has written to Ed Balls demanding that he doesn’t use taxpayers’ money to extricate himself from his personal financial mess which has seen him end up in Court over unpaid debts related to damage done to his former constituency office premises. Hancock observes wryly “At a time when the Coalition is trying to deal with the unpaid bills left by the last Labour Government, it damages the credibility of the official opposition to be leaving unpaid bills of their own.” Worth reading in full:
Best comic line in the letter:
As the country knows only too well, this is not the first time you have vacated an office leaving behind you a shockingly poor state of repair.
Ed Balls, such an omnishambles…
See also: Balls Denies Debts in Court