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)

Friday, 23 April 2010

How some politicians celebrated St George's Day.

Our prospective leaders spent St George's Day in different ways.

Mr Cameron spent his day in London, with Mr Johnson. It looks as if they might have had quite a good time. (Picture Mail)

Mr Johnson, as Mayor, has made sure there are plenty of activities to celebrate St George's Day (week), including an market at Leadenhall, with stalls and Morris Dancers. That's where they're pictured, eating fish and chips - with a Cross of St George made of ketchup. (photo Mail)

Mr Cameron said it's,
'... absolutely vital' to mark St George's Day and cited how people across the British Isles celebrated Ireland's patron saint St Patrick, Wales' St David and Scotland's St Andrew'.

He said: 'The United Kingdom is a family and we are stronger for stressing the fact that you can be English and British, Scottish and British, Welsh and British.

'And we should say that loudly and proudly.

'To those who say that somehow celebrating St George's Day is exclusive or would put people off, I say that is nonsense.'
Mr Brown went to a private garden party at an 'activist's house' in Bedworth, Warwickshire, where he met some nice people and had his photo taken with a little girl. (Picture Mail)

Mr Brown told everybody that, although he's Scottish, he really likes things English. He likes them so much that his chose an English wife - but he didn't use those exact words. The BBC tells us he said
"That is absolutely right, to recognise the importance of St George's Day, what it means to the history of England, what it means for the values that England represents and what it means for what England has done for the history of the world,"
Mr Clegg went to, errm, Newcastle Aviation Academy - yesterday. Mrs Rigby isn't altogether sure where he went today, nor what he did.

Maybe he didn't think he should celebrate St George's Day, or maybe he's suddenly dropped out of the media spotlight for some reason or other.

Has he been telling porkies about both his (home background and his family's previous political affiliation)? (Picture Mail)

Oh, and on St George's Day the BNP launched their manifesto. Here's Mr Griffin with one of his chums. (Picture Mail)


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