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If he wasn’t Liam Byrne I would feel sorry for Liam Byrne

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2013

A stark reminder that Labour can’t be trusted with the economy. The infamous letter. pic.twitter.com/E3Q2RlaUeX — Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress) June 24, 2013 It’s not the only note that has landed Labour’s former chief secretary to the treasury in (…)

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Labour reshuffle: Ed Miliband unveils Continuity Gordon Brown Party

by Stephen Tall on January 20, 2011

The Lib Dem response to Ed Balls’ appointment as Labour’s shadow chancellor, replacing Alan Johnson, has been swift. Stephen Williams, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Treasury Committee, commented: “I wish Alan Johnson good luck for the future. “The decision to appoint Ed Balls as Shadow Chancellor shows that the Labour Party is now determined […]

Labour’s Liam Byrne confesses all to David Laws: “I am afraid to tell you there is no money left”

by Stephen Tall on May 17, 2010

In the first Treasury press conference this morning of the coalition government, Lib Dem chief secretary to the treasury David Laws revealed he’d received a letter from his Labour predecessor, Liam Byrne:
“When I arrived at my desk on the very first day as Chief Secretary, I found a letter from the previous chief secretary to […]