Liam Byrne was ready to quit over 'no money' note

Liam Byrne was ready to quit over 'no money' note

Former Treasury minister Liam Byrne has said he felt ready to leave public life after a light-hearted note he left for his successor was used to criticise Labour after the 2010 election.
The note said: "Dear chief secretary, I'm afraid there is no money. Kind regards - and good luck! Liam."
His successor, Lib Dem David Laws, broke with tradition and made the note public, accusing Mr Byrne of flippancy.
Mr Byrne said he had been following a tradition dating back to Churchill.
And he had never expected his attempt to be humorous would become a "centrepiece" of the... read more

12 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 35
Source: BBC

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