Vince Cable


post 04 June 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Royal Mail sell off: Ed Miliband is back

George Osborne announces the sell-off of the last third of Royal Mail and Ed Miliband gives his first speech in nine years from the back benches.

video 11 February 2015 Business

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Hands free as trials of driverless cars begin - video

Ministers Vince Cable and Claire Perry are taken for a ride in an automated vehicle in a trial in Greenwich, south London. The other test areas are Bristol, Coventry and Milton Keynes.

video 30 January 2015 Politics

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Cable: pessimism on Lib Dems 'wildly exaggerated' - video

Business Secretary Vince Cable says the Lib Dem pact with the Tories "was something we had to do" for the national interest, but slams their current approach on tackling the deficit.

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.