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Danny Alexander responds to infamous 'no money' note

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has finally responded to the infamous "no money" note left by his predecessor.

Credit: Liberal Democrats

Labour's Liam Byrne famously left a note to his successor after Labour's election defeat in 2010, saying "Dear Chief Secretary, I'm afraid that there is no money. Kind regards and good luck."

Five years after taking over, Mr Alexander sent a letter to Mr Byrne apologising for the late reply but that he had been "busy fixing the economy".

"The deficit halved. Jobs up. Growth up. That's the Liberal Democrat record," the Liberal Democrat minister wrote.

"We won't let you - or the Tories - screw it up!"