The Labour Shadow Chancellor has treated his Treasury team to an all-bells-and-whistles lads' day out at a Finnish sauna in a famous London spa.
Balls' lads sweated it out for half an hour before moving on to the customary birch branch swatting bit of the session.
Bundles of Finnish vasta twigs soon did their work despite a lot of rampant paranoia they would leave bloody marks.
'What a bunch of revisionist sissies you lot are,' Balls chuckled in the searing temperature.
"Of course we won't stray from Socialism's founding father!'