Saintly Vince Fable who has correctly predicted 19 of the last 2 recessions is now saying that the LidDems did not break any election promises regarding student fees as they did not win the election.
Now Vince it is has been several millenia since the LibDems were last allowed to play on the government benches in the HoC, but there is one fundamental part of the British governmental system that you seem to have overlooked, Cabinet Government.
If you turn to page 3 of the Dummies Guide to Government your were given of day 1 of the
Vichy Coalition Government, you will find next to Cabinet Government an exquisite little inconvenience called Collective Responsibility. You know the bit where behind closed doors you disagree and throw your toys out the pram, but in public you all agree and take collective responsibility. Read the rest of this entry
Vince Cable was obviously expecting an easy ride, the look on his face is priceless as Andrew Neil reads out the list of things that Cable has flip flopped on.
“I genuinely changed my mind on HBOS” stammers Vince uncertainly, so call Aardvark cynical, but were the other mind changes non genuine, In other words a flip flop.
If the disaster of a hung Parliament were to happen, then would, in the event of another disastrous Lib/Lab pact, Darling stand aside and let Cable become Chancellor after Clegg had decided who was to be Labour Party leader? Words like snowflake and furnace spring to mind.
The Lib Dems and Clegg especially are starting to believe their own publicity, the arrogance of Clegg to presume that as self appointed king maker he can choose the leader of another political party is astounding.
Cable his reputation battered has dropped off the radar since being mauled by Brillo so how Clegg will perform tomorrow against a village idiot grinning Gordon Brown and a very well briefed David Cameron with the best economic policies remains to be seen.
There were some curious goings on yesterday with Lord Adonis virtually begging for Lib Dem voters to vote Labour. Then before the day was out Gordon Brown and Mandelson were both saying the same thing, any thing to keep those nasty baby eating Tories out of No 10.
Little Nicky Clegg was on the face of it playing hard to get, and protesting a bit too much about any possible pacts.
Meanwhile the sainted Vince Cable was proving one of Adonis’s statements about the similarity between Labour and the Lib Dems by attacking city business men that support George Osborne’s proposals to cut Brown’s Tax on Jobs.
Fable Cable thinks that these business leaders are “nauseating” and his ally Gordon Brown thinks they are stupid.
One desperate to hang on to power and the other a member of a party that have not been elected to Government in living memory.
History has a nasty nack of repeating itself, there was a time, 1977, when the Lib Dems then called the Liberal Party formed a pact to keep another Labour regime long past it’s sell by date in power. A Labour government bailed out by the IMF and the economy in ruins.
Joint statement issued by Prime Minister Callaghan and David Steel on the aims of the Lib-Lab pact issued 23rd March 1977.
We agreed today the basis on which the Liberal Party would work with the Government in the pursuit of economic recovery.
The existence of this committee will not commit the Government to accepting the views of the Liberal Party, or the Liberal Party to supporting the Government on any issue.
Dont let the last sentence fool you, let the horse trading begin: Read the rest of this entry
All is not as it seems in the
wasted vote Lib Dem Party between Leader Little Nicky Clegg and his economic spokesman St Vince of Fable.
Little Nicky’s wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez has been texting friends in Spain:
Mrs Clegg, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, has been texting her Spanish amigos with gripes about Vince Cable. Apparently, Mrs Gonzalez Durantez is not happy with Vince’s habit of going freelance, announcing policies without fully consulting her husband first.”
He speculates that the relationship might be more more “Steptoe & Son than Flanagan & Allen“.