Monday, May 17, 2010

So tell us something we don't know

"There's no money left" That was the note left for new chief secretary to the Treasury by Liam Byrne. No doubt it was meant as a joke, however with £165 billion pounds overspend because of the previous government, it was definitely a joke in bad taste.

Telegraph.

The former chief secretary to the Treasury, Liam Byrne, left a note in a desk stating, ''I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left,'' his successor has claimed. 

His pithy summary of the serious challenges facing the new power-sharing administration was revealed by Liberal Democrat David Laws, who has taken on the role.
Speaking at a press conference at the Treasury, he told reporters: ''When I arrived at my desk on the very first day as Chief Secretary, I found a letter from the previous chief secretary to give me some advice, I assumed, on how I conduct myself over the months ahead.
''Unfortunately, when I opened it, it was a one-sentence letter which simply said 'Dear Chief Secretary, I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left', which was honest but slightly less helpful advice than I had been expecting,''
Mr Byrne insisted the message was meant as a private joke.
"My letter was a joke, from one Chief Secretary to another," he said. "I do hope David Laws' sense of humour wasn't another casualty of the coalition deal."
 Problem is, that there is no money left, there was no money left even when Labour did its scorched earth tactic and left the incoming government with debts to pay even if they cancelled the contracts. I've also got news for Osborne too, £6 billion of cuts is not going to be enough, nowhere near enough. If you're going to cut you're going to have to go for the jugular, the longer you leave it, the worse it's going to get. You might also need to have a word with Huhne, the idiot Cameron has put in charge of energy, and global warming climate change. He has some odd ideas about subsidising wind and wave farms rather than power supplies that actually work when you need them, move the climate levy onto nuclear if you must, just please don't tell us the world is in danger from climate change, we know you're lying.
Above all, don't be afraid to tell us the truth, we know it's going to be bad, but please don't sugar coat it because if you do we'll make you pay for it at the next election, besides we know who's to blame, so you might as well pile it on thick.


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James Higham said...

That says all one needs to know about them. Will Labourites recognize that they voted for this?

English Pensioner said...

Darling was still at again today - "The coalition is going to take money out of the economy".
So by his logic all the money that I spend, that my neighbours spend, and indeed all that every individual spends is not in the economy. Where is it then?

John R said...

Just reinforces my opinion that "Badger Boy" Darling should never have been allowed through the doors of Number 11.

Anyone that can repeat the NuLieBore slogan about cancellation of a tax increase "taking money out of the economy" is either totally corrupt or a fool - or in this case possibly both.