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, 5 May 2010


This is really weird.

From the Telegraph. It's the tail end of a speech at Citizens UK, and includes an interruption.

The whole video lasts just over a minute. Take a look and see what you think.

h/t Denverstrope

There's a complete version of the speech/video over at Salty's place. It lasts just over ten minutes.

Worth popping over there to see what the Slug has to say.


Macheath said...

There's something pretty weird at the beginning too:

'We're fighting not just for the minimum wage, but for Sure Start, for free child care, for tax credits, for the child trust fund...'

Fighting? Against whom? They've been in power for 13 years!

Catosays said...

There's nothing like a spot of violence against a heckler, is there?

Mrs Rigby said...

It was also the "He will have time to answer questions later" phrase that was almost parroted, learned by rote.