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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Vince Cable 'bigged up' by Tribune !

The current issue of 'Tribune', the self-styled voice of the Labour left, contains an interesting piece by Ian Aitken, formerly of The Observer. In it he describes Vince Cable of the Liberal Democrats as such :

" If there is a 'great clunking fist' anywhere in the Commons, it belongs to Vince Cable' !!!

Certainly his line about Brown transforming from Stalin to Bean got many laughs at PMQ's this week. However, this is one of a number of consistently impressive contributions by Vince as stand-in leader. He's not my cup of tea politically in party terms, but I have like others been surprised by Mr Cable. Certainly his stance on the future of Northern Rock bank has had Gordon Brown on the ropes. Nice one Vince !

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Blogger Rob Hopcott said...

Hi Barrie

Vince Cable seems still to be punching harder than Clegg.

It's good that Ming is gone, whatever his qualities, he was never going to be able to cope with the Parliamentary rat fights.

Problem is, I still think the battle for the Lib Dems needs to be won in the lives of ordinary people and not the media.

Liberal policies are the only ones that work but we hear little of them.

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