His planned soundbite, “erotic spasm”, did not quite go to plan.
Posts Tagged: Vince Cable MP
“I’ve got a series of tasks to do. I’m going to do them….but I’m looking for a professional transition to a new generation.”
His TUC account of the harm that some businesses can do should be balanced by one of the good that more do – and by projecting a personal theology of wealth creation.
Robert Halfon: There’s a sense in the air that party splits are coming. But here’s a surprise – they won’t be over Europe
Plus: ditching Corbyn – it’s not that easy for Britain’s Jews. And: thanks to Tracey Crouch and Danny Kruger, the Big Society is back.
Nick Campsie: When a dam bursts, blame the engineer – not the water. So it should be with government and capitalism.
What is wrong with our version of the systen is not that capitalists are ignoring the rules, it’s that the rules they are following are misspecified.
Iain Dale: A betrayal, a contortion, a rash, a shambles, a schism, a squabble. What’s the best collective noun for Cabinet ministers?
And: One Greg Clark. Two Vince Cables. Eleven Germans going home. 100,000 Remain protesters. 17 million Leave voters. Plus: Meanwhile, Javid gets on with his job.
WATCH: Cable – “The working assumption that successive governments have made is that the public are pretty bigoted”
But the Liberal Democrat leader says that voter opinion “is now running ahead of the politicians” after Windrush.
WATCH: Cable – It’s “very important for the Prime Minister to build a consensus” on Syria, “which she hasn’t done”
The Liberal Democrat Leader warns that May could come to regret not holding a Commons vote if the operation goes “very badly pear-shaped”.
UKIP’s decline will probably allow the three main parties to each claim an increased vote share. Afterwards, the Tories will still be the largest party in local government.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
“We are winning the public argument which is having a vote on the final deal.”
“It’s like a school that’s completely out of control and the head teacher sitting in her office paralysed and impotent.”
Her Brexit majority leaves the Prime Minister free to bludgeon away to her heart’s content.
Iain Dale: Abortion, same-sex marriage, and Rees-Mogg. He would be a brilliant Speaker. But I fear he has now blown it.
Plus: Cable, the Saudis, arms – and hypocrisy. MPs, the EU Withdrawal Bill, Henry VIII clauses – and hypocrisy. And: on a different note, why isn’t Zahawi a Minister?
Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.