Custody battle over infamous Liam Byrne 'no money' left note
A bureaucratic custody battle is being fought over the infamous note written by an outgoing Labour minister to his successor admitting there was ''no money'' left.
Liberal Democrat David Laws broke with convention when he disclosed details of the letter Liam Byrne wrote in 2010 as he was clearing his Treasury desk.
The fifteen- word note was repeatedly used against Labour as proof it failed to take the country's finances seriously.
Mr Laws, who lost his seat in the last general election, said former Treasury permanent secretary Sir Nicholas Macpherson had written to him demanding he handed... read more
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