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Humour at the bitter end

"Dear Chief Secretary, I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left." So read a note according to the incoming Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws, from his predecessor Liam Byrne.

Former MP Gyles Brandreth, describes the best and worst words of wisdom left by departing ministers.

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