Vince Cable


post 12 November 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Real earnings and Labour fortunes: graph lines crossed

Just as the earnings/inflation lines crossed in the right direction for the government, the Lab/Con graph lines of support crossed in the wrong direction for Labour.

post 05 October 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Lib Dems adopt grim determination... and shirt sleeves

Danny Alexander is not without ambition. Over time he has tried various tactics to convince Lib Dems that they should take him to their hearts and consider him future leadership material.

article 27 July 2014 UK, Ukraine
MH17: No armed mission to crash site, says Dutch PM

The Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia rule out sending an international armed mission to secure the site in Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 crashed, the Dutch prime minister says.

post 06 June 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Treasury excitement after IMF thumbs-up for UK austerity

The IMF's annual MOT on the British economy concludes that the coalition's austerity policies are justified - which has set Treasury officials leaping around like excited pixies.

article 03 June 2014 UK
Vince Cable and Nick Clegg have a pint at the Queen's Head in central London (G)
One pub, two Lib Dems and an awkward-looking pint

In their first appearance since Vince Cable was forced to deny he was plotting to get rid of Nick Clegg, the pair appear in public a la Nigel Farage, as reporters peer in from outside.

post 27 May 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Vince Cable, from Beijing, attacks friend for plotting

The Vince Cable attack on his close friend, confidant and some-time adviser Lord Oakeshott, could actually help Nick Clegg's position.

post 25 May 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Post election plots and operations

As the main party leaders lick their wounds after the local elections, should each of them be watching their backs?

post 06 May 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cable 'keeping options open' on Pfizer

Business Secretary Vince Cable wants stronger commitments to jobs and investment from Pfizer in its bid for AstraZeneca. But he will never secure a 100 per cent binding promise.

article 01 April 2014 UK
Royal Mail: 'Cautious approach cost taxpayer millions'

Taxpayers missed out on millions of pounds because of the way the government handled the sale of Royal Mail, the spending watchdog says.