Vince Cable

Vince Cable’s conference speech, full text

19 September 2017 15:42

It is with a real sense of pride that I stand before you as leader of the Liberal Democrats. First…

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22 August 2017 13:53

Emmanuel Macron may have the lowest approval ratings of any modern-era French president during their first 100 days – but here in Britain,…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Cobyn tries to explain away his student debt troubles

23 July 2017 16:26

Jeremy Corbyn – I did not make a commitment to write off student debt This morning Jeremy Corbyn became the…

Vince Cable pitches the Lib Dems as the only force in the centre ground

20 July 2017 18:16

So Vince Cable is now the new Lib Dem leader, after no-else opposed the 74-year-old Twickenham MP for the party’s…

Is Vince Cable really an economic guru?

20 July 2017 11:43

Who has the most over-inflated reputation in British politics? Theresa May’s air of calculating caution is long gone, no one…

If Brexit doesn’t happen, then Britain isn’t a democracy

11 July 2017 12:33

It’s the casualness with which they’re saying it that is truly disturbing. ‘I’m beginning to think that Brexit may never…

Sunday shows round-up: Michael Gove says ‘yes’

2 July 2017 17:36

Michael Gove: The DUP deal is good for the union The newly installed Environment Secretary Michael Gove took to Andrew…

Could Vince Cable be the Lib Dems’ answer to Jeremy Corbyn?

20 June 2017 11:33

There was a time when progressives thought that politics had become too much of an old boys’ club. In the place of…

Listen: Vince Cable says he would find it difficult not to vote for Labour MP

8 May 2017 12:30

Tim Farron has said the Lib Dems won’t be forming a coalition with Labour. But it seems Vince Cable didn’t…

The three Europhiles take on the three Brexiteers

11 October 2016 12:52

Today it was a case of the ghosts of governments past as George Osborne, Michael Heseltine and Vince Cable were…

Vince Cable takes credit for Matt Hancock’s public school interview pledge

1 June 2016 12:41

This week Matt Hancock has found himself in the firing line over his social mobility drive. Following Hancock’s call for…

Was it wise for Cameron to bring up the ‘fantastically corrupt’?

10 May 2016 18:49

David Cameron was today caught describing Nigeria to the Queen as ‘fantastically corrupt’. But after the Panama Papers leak, the…

Lib Dems claw back power from the Tories

3 July 2015 12:40

When Vince Cable lost his seat to the Tories in the general election, it was a a victory that brought much…

Ed Balls won’t rule out an appearance on Strictly

22 May 2015 17:22

Former Labour MP Ed Balls has appeared on BBC news today in his first interview since he was ousted from his…

Steve Hilton talks Cameron, Crosby and Vincecablefreude at book launch

20 May 2015 8:13

David Cameron’s former director of strategy Steve Hilton is in town this week to promote his new book More Human. Mr…

Vince Cable shows how the Lib Dems plan to squeeze the Tories on Europe

26 March 2015 14:59

Vince Cable has made some ambiguous comments in the chamber this morning about an EU referendum. At the last business…

Are the Lib Dems now trolling their own leader?

25 March 2015 16:32

Cracks within the Liberal Democrats began to surface this week after Vince Cable publicly denounced Tim Farron as a future…

Vince Cable’s attack on Tim Farron is a sign of the Lib Dem bloodshed to come

24 March 2015 17:24

Another day, another senior Liberal Democrat takes a pop at Tim Farron. After Farron publicly marked the party’s leadership ‘two out of…

Did Vince Cable think he was presenting the Lib Dems’ budget?

19 March 2015 10:14

This morning Danny Alexander is scheduled to reveal the Liberal Democrats’ proposed alternative budget. Alas, Vince Cable appears to have missed the memo. Speaking…

Vince Cable criticised ring-fencing. Picture: Getty

A Vince intervention that will please the Tories

14 March 2015 13:15

Later today, Vince Cable will launch his traditional conference attack on the Tories. He’ll denounce them for their positions on…

That’s Dr Vince Cable to you…

16 January 2015 11:10

After Vince Cable was ditched last week as the Liberal Democrat’s main economic spokesman, Mr S is pleased to hear…

Exclusive: Vince Cable will lose his economy job with the Lib Dems tomorrow

6 January 2015 18:13

Vince Cable will tomorrow lose his job as Liberal Democrat economy spokesman for the election, Coffee House understands. The party…

Osborne targets Vince Cable in opening election salvo

2 January 2015 11:59

As the General Election limbers up, today saw the first day of proper campaigning with the Tories unveiling their first…

Tory planning changes ‘perverse’ and creating ‘unbalanced development’ warns Cable

7 October 2014 18:14

One of the most striking things about the Lib Dem conference is not that the party has decided to be…

Vince Cable accuses George Osborne of lying about tax rises

6 October 2014 13:58

Vince Cable’s speech today was loyal and funny. Cable was, unlike in some previous years, very much on message. He…