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)

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Letter to Gordon. and Hazel's brooch

The Times has a copy of the letter that's apparently being circulated amongst Labour MPs. This is what it says.

“Dear Gordon. Over the last 12 years in government, and before, you have made an enormous contribution to this country and to the Labour Party, and this is widely acknowledged.
“However, we are writing now because we believe that, in the current political situation, you can best serve the Labour Party and the country by stepping down as party leader and Prime Minister and so allowing the party to find a new leader to take us into the next General Election.”

Now this could easily be a trap, designed solely to find out who is "loyal" to the Prime Minister and who isn't.

It could be a genuine, time will tell, because it was reported on Sky News that details will be made public once there are greater than 50 signatories.

Separately, it was interesting to note that

The brooch [Hazel Blears] chose to wear as her resignation became public attracted much attention - it sported the message "rocking the boat".
Interesting times indeed.

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