Liam Byrne has spoken of his remorse at the ‘sorry, there’s no money left’ note, which he left behind for Chancellor George Osborne.
In hindsight, Byrne admitted it was a crass thing to do, and vowed that in future, he would just leave clingfilm on the toilet.
“It wasn’t a very good joke, but no-one mentions the cress seeds I left in his carpet”, said Byrne. “That was a much better wheeze.”
“Or the 58 subscriptions to Readers Digest, or the 3 aircraft carriers with no aircraft to go on them”, he rued. “Classic.”
Byrne pointed out that it’s been 5 long years since the Tories arrived, and they still haven’t spotted their best joke. “We gave that one the codename ‘HS2’.”
Meanwhile, George Osborne arrived at work yesterday to find a note left by the previous chancellor. It read simply ‘Sorry, there’s no compassion left’.
“That is hilarious”, said Osborne. “I wonder who wrote that? Although…the handwriting does look a bit familiar.”