When the UK's new Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Laws, arrived at his new office last week, there was a note left for him by his Labour Party predecessor Liam Byrne.
'Dear Chief Secretary,
I'm afraid there is no money.
Kind regards - and good luck! Liam', the note read.
Just a joke, claims Byrne. Well, the joke's well and truly on us, as we're the ones having to suffer to sort out this mess as, just like the last time they left office in 1979, a Labour administration has come close to bankrupting the country.
And as for your 'joke', Liam - it just isn't funny, and simply serves to underline how so out of touch you and your party are with the hard working people of Britain, who are sick of having to pick up the tab for your profligate and irresponsible policies.