Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Public Money, or the Government's money?

David Cameron made a speech that used words Mrs Rigby hasn't heard for a long time.

He said MPs should take personal responsibility for their actions, which should be reasonable in the eyes of the electorate. He mentioned things like scrutiny, accountability, ethics and also reminded MPs that the money they put into their pockets is public money.

It's nice to hear a politician reminding MPs where the money they are using comes from, and is so completely different from a comment left over at Old Holborn

You pay your taxes. It's the LAW. It's not your money, it's the Government's money.
Mrs Rigby knows which point of view she prefers!

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