December 21st, 2010

Old Uncle Vince Ruins Coalition Christmas

It seems all it takes is a fake beard and a pair of sandals to get old Vince chatting away about his delusions of grandeur. The Business Secretary has been stung by the Telegraph’s Holly Watt and Heidi Blake, posing as LibDem activists and shown himself to be a vain old fool:

“Can I be very frank with you, and I am not expecting you to quote this outside. I have a nuclear option, it’s like fighting a war. They know I have nuclear weapons, but I don’t have any conventional weapons. If they push me too far then I can walk out of the government and bring the government down and they know that.”

Lord knows what nonsense he  would say after a couple of sherries…

Downing Street has put the boot in and the old man has admitted he is “embarrassed” by his comments. It might come as a bit of a shock to the  man who predicted seventeen of the last three recessions if he does one day decide to quit. Guido doesn’t think there would be quite the fall out the once revered “sage” likes to think…

UPDATE: At least Telegraph’s top totty Heidi Blake is trying a little harder with her stitch ups these days. Guido can’t think why Cable would be so chatty.  You have to laugh at the fact Clegg and Cameron are giving their end of year joint press conference today. Perfect timing from Vince. The more Guido thinks about it the more he thinks Cable should be sacked. Yes he was claiming to speak the truth, but if he is not prepared to do that publicly how can anyone trust him? It would be the ultimate way to prove him wrong…

UPDATE II: Money is pouring in on Cable to go, sadly more likely to be an element of wishful fluttering.


  1. 1
    Simon Lewis says:

    Shows the arguments and disunity in this government. He should really go because of his betrayal of the voters

  2. 2
    Chris says:

    Doesn’t matter if its a coalition or not, people will always battle in the the cabinet, always have always will

  3. 3
    Heathrow Airport Management says:


  4. 4
    ssdb says:

    I wonder how many of the coalition members are – off the record, just to party members, in private – saying the same thing?

    “Oh, the other lot are terrible and it is only our party that is holding it all together in the good of the country. Our party is terrific. Please don’t leave us.”

  5. 5
    Vince Cable says:

    Get your money on me to be sacked.

    It’s all been planned and I will make way for David Laws

    Good Morning

  6. 6
    Ratsniffer says:

    There’s still a bit of the rebelious former labour councillor for Glasgee in the raddled old fart. He’d love to put the boot in, just for the publicity and power kick it would give him. But does anyone care? He should retire with grace, and concentrate on guest appearances on strictly cum nancing, question time, and have I got news for you.

  7. 7
    Anne Robinson says:

    “Vince You are the Weakest Link, goodbye!”

  8. 8
    Dame Celia Molestrangler says:

    Not so Sage, not so Twickenham. Broke the first rule of politics, got caught in flagrante delicto.

    On that basis alone he should go.

    Will be interesting to see whether Dave asks NIck to wield the knife…..

  9. 9
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Did the silly old Hunt invite them round, then spin that they were concerned constituents?

    He really is an egotistical old fool, and as useful as that other overrated clown Charles Kennedy.

    Stick to the posing and prancing on Strictly, the BBC needs the viewers.

  10. 10
    John says:

    Sandals & a beard? Pair of tits more like!

  11. 11
    Spank Sinatra says:

    What an utter dickhead – let him walk. He really out to put that dummy back in his mouth rather than spit it out the pram.

  12. 12
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    There’s no fool like an old fool.

    Time for Uncle Vince to retire to a care home.

  13. 13
    Dack Blog says:

    True, it was idiotic and he is a self-important arse. But politicians won’t dare express an honest opinion anywhere at this rate. Do we think there are disagreements going on behind he coalition scenes? Hopefully. Otherwise it would be one party government. Which I assume the public didn’t want.

  14. 14
    Suffolk Anon says:

    About time he put country before vanity.

  15. 15
    misterned says:

    Vince Who?

  16. 16

    His arrogance is fucking unbelievable. Wtf is he going on about…?

    “They know I have nuclear weapons, but I don’t have any conventional weapons.”


    “Lord knows what nonsense he would say after a couple of sherries…”

    Wibble woop woop, probably…….what a fucking sh*t-skulled, fucktard…!

  17. 17
    Helpful advisor to the mongs running BAA says:

    See that white stuff outside? That’s called ‘snow’.

    Clear it up, c*nts.

  18. 18
    blackbyle says:

    I think the “sage” needs some onion to make a tasty intra-anal stuffing to plug his wind

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    Ratsniffer says:

    There’s still a bit of the rebelious former la_bour councillor for Glasgee in the raddled old fart. He’d love to put the boot in, just for the publicity and power it would give him. But does anyone care? He should retire with grace, and concentrate on guest appearances on strictly cum nancing, q_uestion time, and have I got news for you.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    “Oh, the other my lot are terrible and it is only our the other party that is holding it all together in the good of the country. Our My party is terrific terrible. They aren’t spendaholic mendacious traitors like me. I hate it. Please don’t leave us.” – David Cameron

  21. 21
    DR says:

    Groan! You should stick to what you don’t know best!

  22. 22
    smoggie says:

    The snow ain’t the problem, it’s the thousands of mewling passengers.

  23. 23
    David Cameron's Christmas card says:

    Doctor Cable
    You’re no longer able
    To sit at our table.
    Fuck off C*unt

  24. 24
    Sir William Waad says:

    Hello Cable
    Are you able
    To keep your cakehole shut
    For an hour or two?
    You know we’d like you to.

  25. 25
    david1 says:

    Epitaph for the Coalition.

    This is the end
    Beautiful friend
    This is the end
    My only friend, the end
    Of our elaborate plans, the end
    Of everything that stands, the end
    No safety or surprise, the end
    I’ll never look into your eyes…again
    Can you picture what will be
    So limitless and free
    Desperately in need…of some…stranger’s hand
    In a…desperate land
    Lost in a Roman…wilderness of pain
    And all the children are insane
    All the children are insane
    Waiting for the summer rain, yeah
    There’s danger on the edge of town
    Ride the King’s highway, baby
    Weird scenes inside the gold mine
    Ride the highway west, baby
    Ride the snake, ride the snake
    To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
    The snake is long, seven miles
    Ride the snake…he’s old, and his skin is cold
    The west is the best
    The west is the best
    Get here, and we’ll do the rest
    The blue bus is callin’ us
    The blue bus is callin’ us
    Driver, where you taken’ us
    The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on
    He took a face from the ancient gallery
    And he walked on down the hall
    He went into the room where his sister lived, and…then he
    Paid a visit to his brother, and then he
    He walked on down the hall, and
    And he came to a door…and he looked inside
    Father, yes son, I want to kill you
    Mother…I want to…WAAAAAA
    C’mon baby,——— No “take a chance with us”
    C’mon baby, take a chance with us
    C’mon baby, take a chance with us
    And meet me at the back of the blue bus
    Doin’ a blue rock
    On a blue bus
    Doin’ a blue rock
    C’mon, yeah
    Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill
    This is the end
    Beautiful friend
    This is the end
    My only friend, the end
    It hurts to set you free
    But you’ll never follow me
    The end of laughter and soft lies
    The end of nights we tried to die
    This is the end

    The Doors.

  26. 26
    Tessa Tickles says:

    At least he isn’t in a position of responsibility..

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    He is a twat.

  28. 28
    CovRam says:

    I remember the Mail used to be up his Ar*e say how wise he was, he is wise alright, a wise old twat

  29. 29
    Ken Lorp says:

    This coalition has shown all too clearly that the socialist side of the LibDems lack the maturity to govern. Although I didn’t vote for them, I did wish the LibDems well when the coalition was formed.

    Sadly, we now know that the common view of them as the joke party is well deserved. Unfortunately, they will probably believe that it was the cuts that sank them rather than their immaturity.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Mr Cable and the LibDem Parliamentary party have betrayed no one. Pre- election, the Libdems produced a manifesto which would have been implemented IF they had gained a majority. There is no way they can be held to that manifesto because they did not gain a majority. Likewise with the Conservatives. Labour went to the Country with a manifesto so strong that the man who wrote it disavowed it almost as his first act on becoming party leader after a by the Unions. Mr Cable has the intellect to realise that the economic wasteland bequeathed by Labour needs extreme measures to correct, but lacks the moral strength to see these measures through, hence his vunerability to dirty little tricks played by the MSM.

  31. 31
    Koalition Killer Kable says:

    They slipped me a large spoon of Codeine & Linctus and I was off…

  32. 32
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Poor old uncle vince. Joined the Liberals decades ago, and now he’s in a party he doesn’t recognise.

    Surely anyone who joined either predave conservatives or oldLabour would recognise the feeling?

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    Eeu to me says:

    It just proves that these two faced lieing tossers live on a different planet,nobody cares if these tossers get into a huff and bog off,they’re the ones who will get cold hands as they have to remove their them from the taxpayers pockets,he’s another blow bag who thinks the world will end without him.

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    Helpful advisor to the mongs running BAA says:

    Yes, those pesky customers. It would be so much easier to run a business without them.

  35. 35
    Suffolk Punch says:

    Wouldn’t everyone be confused about which of his houses to go to?

  36. 36
    TUC Geezer says:


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    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    Vince – a jolly good dancer !!

    Wjhat about all the drivel about the mussies having a peace loving religion ??

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    How any politician can be expected to be taken seriously when he’s courting celebrity by pissing about on Strictly Come make a fuckiing idiot of yourself is beyond me.

    As to this display of lack of common sense and his towering ego well should we be surprised, the man is a buffoon!

  39. 39
    cast iron c unt Windmill Dave says:

    what a treacherous c unt! No, not the old codger, me!

    Global Warming
    Global Warming
    Global Warming…

    the pesky kids have rumbled the AGW and we’re-all-in-this-together shit. Best we have some fake Terror plot shit to frighten the plebs back in their place.

  40. 40
    ssdb says:

    He’s hardly likely to say that to party members, is he?

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    No minister in the current government has the gravitas/appeal to be able to take the government down, let alone a libdem; he’s only business secretary for christ’s sake, and totally expendable.
    Even the chancellor quitting wouldn’t bring the government down.
    The only thing that could bring them down would be if virtually all the LibDem cabinet members quit in one go and the libdems then withdrew from the coalition and stopped the tories from being able to have a majority, and even that might not trigger an election because the tories would still be the largest party even though they might not have an overall majority.

    Maybe if Vince had some video footage of the entire tory frontbench team saying (and seriously meaning) “Poor people should all be shot” then he’d be able to bring them down. Otherwise he’s just deluded.

  42. 42
    Ratsniffer says:

    St Vincente Da Cable-Layer might want to stop talking to undercover reporters and instead ask his labour chums how proud they are of wasting 230 million pounds of taxpayers money on their now cancelled scheme to replace regional fire control centres. Another labour vanity project – another wedge of our taxes pissed into the wind.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    That’s a very good point. I bet those who joined OldLabour are now having extensive counselling, as they rock backwards and forwards in their chairs, twitching.

    “Oh my God, what have we done? We shat on the workers, we ruined Britain, we murdered tens of thousands, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.”

  44. 44
    Macavity says:

    Where’s Dave? Lying, two-eyed Sassenach bender.

  45. 45
    Vanity Surgery says:

    I think he was trying to impress these young women. Doing a Mike Hancock.

  46. 46
    the last quango in paris says:

    the coalitions HAVE to be singing off the same song sheet at the moment – he is a loose cannon and jusging by his efforts in the t debates one not worth risking. He is more interested in the thought of being in power than actually doing the job – he should defect to labour and become their chancellor causing all the mischief he likes there!!

  47. 47
    Hugh Janus says:

    Good point, well made. And it is high time this miserable, bumbling old fool found something else to do with his time. This is by no means his first outburst, and yet he continues to cling to office like sh1t to a blanket. It was so easy in opposition to set himself up as Saint Vince, the wise old sage, but in high office he has now been found wanting and it really is time to go. He simply isn’t up to the job.

  48. 48
    misterned says:

    We saw through that bollocks years ago.

  49. 49
    ConservativeTrolls says:

    Todays word is SANCTIMONIOUS

  50. 50
    Tessa Tickles says:

    This reminds me of why I never bought a Doors CD.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    The Doors – exactly where this bunch of shiny shited chancers are headed HA HA HA HA HA HA – DOH!

  52. 52

    Vince has fucked Cameron’s turkey and left his watery spendings soaking in the stuffing – first up for a slice is Laws…..

  53. 53
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Quite. The lies won’t work any more. And that applies to ‘Green Taxes’, too.

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    I meant suited but I think it stands as it is.

  55. 55
    The Watcher says:


  56. 56
    Tom Baldwin says:

    Quote of the day

    “Guido Fawkes could walk out of political blogging ‘if pushed too far’ by concrete pump”

  57. 57
    misterned says:

    I see a solution. Give the passengers a shovel each and tell them to help clear the snow.

    After travelling from Cumbria down to Essex and back, last weekend, on mostly clear roads through snow covered countryside, I must congratulate the highways agencies for keeping the country open in spite of the weather.

    The media are focusing on the cock-ups in preparedness, understandably, but most of the rest of the country has coped rather better. The capital has not ground to a complete standstill this time, buses and trains are still mostly running even in areas with a lot of snow. My daughter travelled by train from North Wales without problems.

    I think some praise is due as the travel situation could have been a lot worse.

  58. 58
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Sassenach? Dave? Cameron?

    Cameron. Hmm. Not a very English name, is it? Where was his dad, Ian Donald Cameron, born? Ah, Aberdeenshire.

    Good stuff, our third Scottish PM in a row. Still, the first two were great. Didn’t cause any problems at all.

  59. 59
    Ratsniffer says:

    Jesus H Pumpster – I was looking forward to my xmas gobbler til I read that…

  60. 60
    FFion says:

    sounds as though he was trying to be honest rather than be a typical politician and all his answers come from the partys Q&A handout

  61. 61
    misterned says:

    Those that joined the old left years ago have either left the party and joined the B&P or just given up with politics altogether, or they have twisted and tortured their own logic into creating a delusional self, contradictory reality in which to exist, by putting tribal loyalty ahead of reality.

  62. 62
    FFion says:

    anyway didn’t we all know this – politicians tell people these things off the record then when that microphone is on tell us the complete opposite

  63. 63
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    you do remember the number one rule of news?

  64. 64
    Ancient Proverb says:

    “There’s no fool like an old fool”

  65. 65
    Gonk says:

    Russian peasant grooming and
    vanity combined. Interesting qualities.

  66. 66
    David Cameron says:

    I get really turned on by Samantha working out.
    I even get a hard-on at the thought of her outside shovelling all that snow while I lie in bed here.

  67. 67
    HenryV says:

    I don’t get tired of saying this, but if the LibDums had their way every government would be a coalition government so why are they causing trouble?

    (I think I like to see it in black and white, over and over and over and over again, because I can’t believe we are in this position.)

  68. 68
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Well, I drove from East Sussex to Suffolk on Saturday, normally a 2.5 hour journey, and it took 13 hours. Nearly got stuck over night on the A120. In the entire 130 mile snowy trip, I saw one gritting lorry with snowplough, and it was neither gritting nor ploughing.

    I’d like to apply that little trick the Red Army used on captured Wehrmarcht soldiers at Stalingrad; strip them naked and pour water over their feet so they freeze solid to the ground. And then leave them.

  69. 69

    Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story….?

  70. 70
    useless gobshite says:

    This is the same old fool who thought the Richmond and Twickenham Times wouldn’t print his interview where he did a u-turn on university fees befoe the vote. He didn’t realise they’d put it on their website and it’s be all over the papers the next day.

  71. 71
    The Biased BBC says:

    I notice that the BBC is not making much of Cable’s indiscretions. Perhaps they are worried because he is their star attraction for the Chrimbo strictly.

  72. 72

    If Vince Cable leaves the government, who will give a toss?

  73. 73
    Boy George Osborne says:

    The twat looks close to death. He looked much better when he was puffing his chest up pontificating and indulging the media circus.

    Never mind… lol


  74. 74
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Should my comment escape ‘awaiting m0deration’, I wish it to be known I was referring to Highways Agency staff.

  75. 75
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Vince is a crypto socialist – always has been.

    The only consistent theme in his life is that he is consistently wrong on all the major issues.

    Vain old goat – life was soooo easy for him carping from the sidelines – not so easy now is it St Vince?

    Just resign – do yourself & everyone a favour – go back to taking our money for doing FA instead of taking our money to pursue your own vanity.

    Blue Labour out.

  76. 76
    1381 says:

    Do us a favour Vince and pull the plug on yourself and this whole ghastly coalition.
    Lets have an election – with one proviso.
    We get a real Tory leader not a Scots Lib Dem in English Tory drag.
    Shameron and his cabinet are all insufferable. Name one minister you can possibly want or even call a Tory. Theresa May? Francis Maude?
    Lets get rid of the lot and the Tory rot.

  77. 77
    The Ballad of CABLE Hogue says:

    I always wanted to be a film star. Buisness Secretary is ofd course second best.

  78. 78
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Not to his own party members, no. But he might say it to LimpDim party members.

  79. 79
    Pissed off tax payer says:

    More Global Warming please, I am freezing my nuts off.

  80. 80
    jgm2 says:

    Well exactly.

    All Vince needed to do was, after the election, keep quiet for a few weeks while he ‘reviewed the economic situation’ and then come out and say ‘Fuck me, it’s totally fucked. If the Labour government had been working for the KGB they couldn’t have fucked up the economy any more – had we known the true extent of how fucked it was we wouldn’t have made such promises…as it is we must work with what we’ve been given… sorry students…sorry everybody…’

    That’s all he needed to say. Just tell the truth. There’s no money left. Labour printed 200bn quid in their last year just to pay the civil servants. That’s how fucked it is.

    What I don’t understand is why the T*ries and LibDems don’t say this every time they get within shouting distance of a TV camera.

    Labour isn’t ‘praying’ for a ‘double-dip’. A ‘double-dip’ is fucking well nailed on. They left no room for manouver at all. Spent every last penny. Printed 200bn quid just to rig some bogus ‘growth’.

    It’s fucked.

  81. 81
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    Shock Horror! Coalition Minister tells party supporter he ccould pull the plug whenever he wants. What’s the big story?

    Why is anybody surprised by this statement of the bleeding obvious?

    And of course it’s a negotiating tactic in the cabinet.

    But nobody is rreally going to do it.

  82. 82
    Dave Laws says:

    give it rest, Dave. Everyone’s twigged you as a fairy.

  83. 83
    Bob says:

    There is no fool like an old fool!

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    Cable should be sacked. Yes he was claiming to speak the truth says:


    Libertarian my arse. Why not attack Assange again you bought and paid for CCHQ sell out?

  85. 85
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    OK C.P. you’ve got a point.

    Good news isn’t news.

  86. 86
    Pissed off tax payer says:

    Mister Ned. You are right I travelled from Cornwall to Birmingham and although it was picturesque with the fluffy stuff the roads were by and large clear and credit should be given the the highways agency for a job well done. It is too easy to dwell on the small negatives even though in the main it has been mostly positive.

  87. 87
    jgm2 says:

    Are they fuck. They’re on political blogs on BBC and elsewhere blaming Thatcher for the economic clusterfuck their own Maximum Imbecile left us all to clear up.

    The wicked and malicious c*unt given space on the BBC the other day to ‘warn of a lost generation – like the 1980’s’. The evil bastard. Totally fucks the UK economy and then goes around sermonising about how terrible the motives are of those dealing with the inevitable results of his imbecility.

    I don’t believe in an afterlife but if the wicked c*unt genuinely does believe in any God but himself then the picture on his face when he rocks up in Hell will have been almost worth it.

  88. 88
    Tessa Tickles says:

    As far as delusional, contradictory realities go, it would have to be a masterpiece, a real humdinger. Labour’s principles (insofar as it has any) are surely the antithesis of everything it once stood for.

    Its slavish and inexcusable devotion to the misogynist bottom-wigglers and homophobes is enough to make Labour’s founding fathers turn in their graves.

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  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Mr Cable and more than half the LDs would cross the floor soon, this would include two former LD leaders. The rest including Clegg and Danny Alexander will end up joining the Conservative party.

  91. 91
    the beast of craiglang says:

    He can’t be the only libdem tempted by a beard

  92. 92
    you are a twat says:

    They only led the news on them

  93. 93
    Pissed off tax payer says:

    It would not be surprising to see Laws back in Government in the New Year, but DC is more likely to move someone other than Cable.

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    Flashback to last year for the windowlickers says:


  95. 95
    jockstrap says:

    the liberals are drunk on power, and when you sleep with dogs expect flees, so now cable want his conscience scratched, all rather pathetic from the quisling party.

  96. 96
    Fred Goodwin says:

    I have paid for first class sainthood as have all my banker friends.

  97. 97
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Nah, I’ve seen Brown’s constituency on Google’s Streetview. After that, I bet Hell would come as a bit of a holiday for him.

  98. 98
    The Pope says:

    Tony Blair’s paid for his sainthood, too, like the good socialist he is. I’m not sure which of his ten houses to send it to, though.

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    jgm2 says:

    I tend to agree. And I can’t see all those payroll cabinet LibDems looking to halve their salary by quitting either. Particularly since the next 4 1/2 years might be the last chance they’ll get to build up any MP pension contributions.

    They’ll consider resigning on principle and then, like all the Labour cowards in the last parliament, even while the Maximum Imbecile was manifestly destroying the UK economy, will just keep their gobs shut and keep taking the money. On principle you understand. On the principle that if they don’t then some other c*unt will.

  100. 100
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Oh, very good! I wish I’d thought of that one. :)

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    Desperate Dan says:

    Cable’s egomania prevents him from being a reliable team player and he’s too psychologically flawed for high office. This is a perfect excuse to sack him and Dave should grab it with both hands.

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    the beast of craiglang says:

    Ming Campbell
    Vince Cable
    Same DNA pool
    compare the photos

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    Et tu Vince ? says:

    poor old brokeback dave and nick

    if they don’t sack vince cable then his position is strengthened hugely as it will seem he was proved right and is unsackable

    if they do sack him then he can start a backbench rebellion with a clear conscience by claiming he was sacked for telling the truth

    everyone is loyal to their leader in public
    right up until they stick the knife in their back

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    The silly old twerp. What’s keeping him there? Go Vince, and take the rest of them down with you.

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    jgm2 says:

    I used to live in Brown’s constituency before they rejigged the boundaries. I can confirm it is a total shithole. Sixty or so years of uninterrupted Labour representation and it remains a shithole.

    It’s a Stockholm Constituency.

  106. 106
    David Laws says:

    It’s about time expenses pigs like me were let back in.

  107. 107
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Whatever happened to Jeremy Thrope?

  108. 108

    So to get in character did Hedi stop shaving her legs or did she wear a pair of hairly leggings?

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    Cassandrina says:

    The Toady Programme actually made excuses for him today. But there again they have been planning on opening a rift in the coalition for 6 months now.
    No mention on bbc on McDoom, perhaps because he was made out to be a total twat on a TV show in trying to promote his book.
    No fool like an old fool – interesting thought – Vince Cable and Gordon McDoom isolated together on a desert island.

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    you don't get it becuase you don't understand how hated Clegg is says:

    if he goes so do a big chunk of the lib dem backbenches

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    jgm2 says:

    Wait a few more years and the voters will do it for him.

  113. 113
    Lord Brown of Moral-Compass says:

    We’ll have no talk of beards here.

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    the grassroots hold the keys says:

    they won’t cross the floor but they will vote the coalition down

  115. 115
    Paul Watkins says:

    Cable is to the Coalition what Claire Short was to New Labour and will finish up with the same future . ZILCH.

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    Nick Griffin's Fantasy Parlour says:

    I so agree – there’s nothing finer than seeing a white tart working on a spade.

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    Off the record and having pleaded with the women not to publish his comments. Yeah, that’s really honest, not.

  118. 118

    Actually Uncle Vince joined Labour decades ago. Then the SDP. Then the Liberal Democrats.

    One has to wonder just which party he would recognise as his own.

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    Mrs Darcy says:

    Best misspelling ever!

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    Desperate Dan says:

    The BBC will have him on every day if he gets sacked. He’ll be their top double act with David Davies. “Tell us why the Coalition is wrong about everything Vince”, will become the Today programme’s catchphrase.

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    Rinka says:


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    Prokbusters says:

    Hooray! an expenses pig returns

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  124. 124
    TheShoveller says:

    Instead of bringing the government down Vince, could you work from within to make them sort out BAA ( the Bloody Airports Authority) who are quite happy to spend millions year after year on the infrastructure necessary to enable ‘passengers’ to go shopping, but draw the line at investing in a few shovels (and pairs of hands to hold them), so that the paying public can be frequent flyers, not frequent queuers.

  125. 125

    Every week, Vince Cable wants to be the big political story.

    Perhaps it’s time for him to stop dancing round his handbag and go back to the Labour party, where I’m sure he’ll be much happier.

  126. 126
    Bumpkin says:

    The number one rule of news is that if it happens in London it is news and if it happens oputside London it isn’t.

  127. 127
    Anonymous says:

    The amount of new public sector borrowing hit a fresh record high in November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    Net borrowing totalled £23.3bn last month, up from £17.4bn a year ago, and more than analysts had expected.

    The rise was caused by higher health and defence spending, and more money going to the European Union.

    The latest figures are likely to raise concerns about the government’s efforts to reduce the UK’s budget deficit.

  128. 128
    Mr 8% says:

    You’re thinking of Clegg.

  129. 129
    Captain Tolerant says:

    Many people no doubt think benefit cheats should be shot.
    I mean, seriously, what do we need them for? Their fat
    lager-and-burger-and-fags-and-drugs raddled bodies render
    them uinsuitable even for the organ banks.

  130. 130
    Jockstrapped says:

    Tory whip Newmarks says he would prefer to have Vince on the inside pissing out, than t’other way round.

  131. 131
    Labour Policy Forum says:

    I’ll bet Heidi had to give the old man a good suck for that interview.

  132. 132
    Wikipedia reader says:

    Got Parkinson’s. Waiting for the Reaper.

  133. 133
    Jockstrapped says:

    Isn’t BAA Spanish owned? Doesn’t that explain it…

  134. 134
    Manuel says:

    bARCELONA AEROPUERTO AUTORIDAD TO YOU- EET EEES SPANISH AND SO THEY DON’T GEEEVE A SHEEET. Surely it is time we nationalized the airports and the stupid NATS?
    We want British nationalization now.

  135. 135
    roman says:

    How long has the old idiot been an MP? And he still doesn’t know he should check the voting registers when ‘constituents’ want to see him at his surgery?

  136. 136
    1381 says:

    Lets get back our strateigic utilities for a start.
    Water, power?
    Europeans own and profit from the lot whilst we pay astronomical prices.

  137. 137
    Nigel S says:

    Even better in a Sean Connery voice

  138. 138
    Gladys Pew says:

    Hugh, You have eloquently expressed my own thoughts on this sanctamonious, pompous old fart. Well done you!!

  139. 139
    literate pedant says:

    his missus…the senile solipsist will hold his fantasy nuremburg rallies of the faithful millions in his living room and ruin the carpet…….

  140. 140
    Anon E Mouse says:

    I did Essex to Scotland last w/e. I recall two gritters but the roads were clear. Service stations on the motorways had few people.

    Usual f*****t drivers weren’t about, so the journey was uneventful. Wish it was like this more often.

  141. 141
    literate pedant says:

    apparently they’ve tried to put him out of his misery by smothering him, but he is so practiced in pillow biting it has no effect……clegg needs him out of the way so he can use his ‘vote liberal or we will shoot your dog’ slogan without paying royalties…..

  142. 142
    Nigel S says:

    Don’t know the difference between a shovel and a spade, no wonder you’re in the B&P

  143. 143
    Anonymous says:

    BBC 10.00 AM News

    Snow, Heathrow, Eurostar, broken train power lines, record low overnight temps, Brussels airport, AA man on road safety, Assange, and finally at 10.17 Vince

  144. 144
    An Englishman says:

    The weather doesn’t have customers.

  145. 145
    Anonymous says:

    Cross the floor and return to the comfort of opposition. After all, it’s all they’ve ever known and, after all these decades having finally got their hands on the levers of power, the responsibilities of government terrify them.

  146. 146
    Anonymous says:

    What has V Cable ever achieved? I believe he was an economist at Shell, or was it BP. Wow! He strikes me as being terribly fond of his own voice. Why is this guy regarded as some sort of sage? I don’t get it. He’s dispensable.

  147. 147
    anonymous says:

    global warming is no more than an austerity tax predicated on a lie

  148. 148
    anonymous says:

    ‘scuse me, maybe the highways are clear of snow and passable but being stuck in the country on minor roads that are impassable and have never seen an ounce/ kilo of grit and fucking ignored by local councils (yes that includes you Gloucester and Hereford) – whilst they cheer themselves for their good work – does not make it easy for some to use these clear highways – fucking bastards

  149. 149
    Anonymous says:

    Always good to see that pic of Heidi’s pussy.

  150. 150
    anonymous says:

    tell that to Cameron – which country is he off to next?

  151. 151
    lola says:

    ..and employees.

  152. 152
    The Penguin says:

    Those cack-burning power stations could make use of them.

    The Penguin.

  153. 153
    john in cheshre says:

    Bring back Spitting Image.

  154. 154
    Number 6 says:

    It already is it’S called the EU.

  155. 155
    Nick Griffin's Fantasy Parlour says:

    It was necessary for the purpose of the joke. I was only obeying comedy logic.

  156. 156
    Nick Griffin's Fantasy Parlour says:

    It’s at times like this I miss Auberon Waugh.

  157. 157
    Nick Griffin's Fantasy Parlour says:

    No, Today is being handed over to the Assange bloke for sex advice.

  158. 158
    teling some women you have a nuclear option is like saying you have a big cock says:

    Cable should resign or be sacked. Any Government minister who is prepared to talk in this way to complete strangers is unsuitable for high Office.
    any man who feels he can brag so openly at the sight of some pretty young things is a prime candidate for not just a press sting but open to honey traps set by foreign powers.

  159. 159
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, TV tie-ins are amusing. Yours is particularly original too.

  160. 160
    Anonymous says:

    “. . . the socialist side of the LibDems”

    Yep, some Hunt actually said that.

  161. 161
    Observer says:

    Achieved a lot. Contestant in Celebrity Come Dancing. Economist at Shell who became bitter when he compared his pay with the front line directors. Former Old Labour member. Very high self regard. Deluded and bitter that he is not a fat cat.

  162. 162
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Got off the charge of conspiracy to murder.

  163. 163
    Dame Celia Molestrangler says:

    No – he was a planner at Shell. The post commonly attributed to him doesn’t exist and he has been quite happy to perpetuate the myth….

  164. 164
    BBC2 viewer says:

    I think that Vince should stick with Mongrels.

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    Marshmyst says:


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    Purpleline says:

    Vince will be gone by tonight. >breaking news< big big disaster for this twinkle toed Hunt

  167. 167
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Who the hell does Cable think he is?
    To listen to him you would think the whole government apparatus relies solely on him!
    I detect a clear case of massively inflated ego here.
    Most Lib Dems are twats, but Cable is clearly the Daddy-Twat – jumped up shitewipe that he is.

  168. 168
    BrianSJ says:

    “end of year joint press conference”; might be the last presser, but a bit early for an end of year joint for those two, surely?

  169. 169
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I will be a 30MW Wind Turbine!

  170. 170
    Gordon Brown says:

    Don’t worry today I will be the Hindenburg LZ 129.

  171. 171
    Anonymous says:

    Like I’ve always thought, the LibDems should have formed a coalition with Liebor. In their heart they wanted to but they didn’t because the Cons were their only hope to get their grubby mitts on power. When it comes down to it, the LibDems and Liebor are cut from the same cloth.

  172. 172
    Anonymous says:

    your a closet tory guido

    Your full of shite when you say you hate all politicians.

    Your in bed with the fucking tories..
    shame on you

  173. 173
    StrongholdBarricades says:

    It is highly likely that these events have dealt a blow to Cable’s wish to be able “to bring down the Coalition” by pressing the nuclear option.

    After the interviews with Brillo I can only say that it was a matter of time before Cable’s credibility was severely undermined. Now he is basically a minister without proper portfolio, and his future actions will be closely watched.

    On the bright side, however, it does not make me wish for the return of Mandy

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