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Liam Byrne’s burger flip

24 June 2014

11:08 AM

24 June 2014

11:08 AM

‘As someone who started work behind a fry station in McDonald’s, I know that any job is better than no job,’ says former Labour minister turned Miliband demotee, Liam Byrne in a speech today. ‘But I also know that a good job is better than a bad one and right now we’re simply not producing enough good jobs’.

Byrne graduated to become a merchant banker at Rothschild. But he hasn’t always been so critical of his ‘would you like fries with that’ days? Just a few months ago, he was reading from a very different menu:

One of the highlights of the week was a visit to Bordesley Green McDonalds [sic]. I started my career behind the fry station in McDonalds [sic] and it was great to be back beneath the golden arches meeting some brilliant apprentices.’

It looks like he has retained some valuable skills from his first job – mainly flipping.

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