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)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Labour's fake £50 notes

Spotted here

The fake fifty. I'll be trying this in the bar later on Twitpic
(That picture doesn't seem to want to work, it's here

And here's his Lordship standing alongside the 'good idea' that's meant to make the Tories ideas look silly.

Weirdest photo-op EVER. Mandy poses next to cabinet filled wi... on Twitpic

(That picture doesn't want to work either, it's here

Both pictures from Niall Paterson, more on his Twitpics.
h/t Guido

The wording suggests that the box contains £200,000 that "The Tories will give away to the richest 300,000 estates".

Odd, don't you think, that the Labour Party would print pretend money and take pictures of it, and try to pretend that it's real money?

Let's hope they made it absolutely clear to all the reporters that it was fake cash, and let's hope all the reporters make clear that it was fake cash when they write about this 'photo op' because, according to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981
Offences of counterfeiting notes and coins.
— (1) It is an offence for a person to make a counterfeit of a currency note or of a protected coin, intending that he or another shall pass or tender it as genuine.


Uncle Marvo said...

Is that the Queen when she was younger? Elizabeth, I mean, not Mandy.

Edit your html, and change the href="xxx" and src="xxx" bits to what they should be. Or just leave it and we'll carry on using the links :-)


Mrs Rigby said...

Thanks for the tip, but I'm not sure what it means. I went back to the site and found a ready-made link I could use. Should've looked more carefully in the first place.