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The new Treasury chief secretary just drew a line under that infamous ‘there’s no money’ note in sensational style

Tory MPs (we’re looking at you, Greg Hands) never tired of wanging on about the infamous note left by Liam Byrne, chief secretary to the treasury in Gordon Brown’s government, when the coalition government came to power in 2010.

Byrne’s note for his successor said ‘I’m afraid there is no money’ and he later said it was a joke that he would regret forever.

Now Labour is back in power, the new chief secretary to the Treasury Darren Jones – stick with us – was asked if he’d been left a note by the Conservatives, and his banger of a reply will surely lay this particular ghost to rest for ever (it might have more impact if you stop before Ed Balls starts talking, but no harm done).


This moment from the Guardian’s behind the scenes Keir Starmer tale had people in hysterics

Source @implausibleblog