Liam Byrne: I was ready to quit public life after 'no money' note made public
Former Treasury minister Liam Byrne has revealed he was ready to quit public life after his infamous note declaring there was "'no money'' left was made public when Labour left government in 2010.
His Liberal Democrat replacement as chief secretary to the Treasury, David Laws, broke with convention when he disclosed details of the letter Mr Byrne wrote as he was clearing his desk.
The 15-word note was repeatedly used against Labour as evidence that it failed to take the country's finances seriously.
Mr Byrne said he was "kind of ready" to throw himself off a cliff amid the... read more
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