Found 22nd Dec 2010
A humbled and diminished Vince Cable was tonight allowed to cling on to his cabinet post as business secretary, but was stripped of all responsibility for media policy after it emerged he had told undercover reporters that he had "declared war" on Rupert Murdoch over the media magnate's plans to take over all of BSkyB.

Cable's reckless claims, in a secretly recorded conversation, were considered a flagrant breach of his duty to take a quasi-judicial approach to the proposed takeover, and were declared "totally unacceptable and inappropriate" by Downing Street. Many had expected an angry David Cameron to sack Cable or transfer him to a lesser cabinet role.

But instead the business secretary was hauled in front of his party leader, Nick Clegg, and then Cameron. After a series of emergency meetings, which included George Osborne, the chancellor, Clegg felt he could not afford to lose the second most senior Liberal Democrat from the government.

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The cracks are getting larger and Vince might have achieved his goal. A general election looks all that more likely now, come the new year.

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Tories aren't going to do anything too rash to rock the alliance boat.
Edited by: "master_chief" 22nd Dec 2010

Another general election wont help the country one bit. It's not really in labour interests either as they like to play the nice guys and whoever is in power will need to make some cuts. Also its impossible to judge the coalition until 2/3 years as cuts havent really happened yet, they are scheduled to happen in the next 2 years.

the silly old fool has become drunk on power and seems to be rather enjoing his moment in the sun. As well as his dancing escapages I wouldn't be suprised to see him in the jungle next year after he is as quietly as possible removed from the cabinet in the next reshuffle.

One thing though at least the con dem coalition hasn't had to hand back a £1million "donation" or had a member of the cabinet resign over extremely dubious interest free loans or dubious passport application yet.

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the silly old fool has become drunk on power and seems to be rather … the silly old fool has become drunk on power and seems to be rather enjoing his moment in the sun. As well as his dancing escapages I wouldn't be suprised to see him in the jungle next year after he is as quietly as possible removed from the cabinet in the next reshuffle.One thing though at least the con dem coalition hasn't had to hand back a £1million "donation" or had a member of the cabinet resign over extremely dubious interest free loans or dubious passport application yet.



Drunk on power is the only reason I can think to explain the whole of the Lib Dem party who amicably go along with the coalition. I look forward to their hangover in a few years time...

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Yeah, he should have kept his mouth shut. He reminds me of a weasel. A bold weasel. With a suit.
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