September 24th, 2012

Cable Ad-Lib Bashes Thrasher

Vince Cable has gone off Coalition message during his LibDem party conference speech, not wasting the opportunity to twist the knife into Andrew Mitchell. Cable’s speech was almost identical to the copy given out to hacks by LibDem press shortly before, except for one cutting line:

“I’m told jokes about social class are not good for the Coalition, but as a mere pleb I couldn’t resist it”. 

With friends like these…


  1. 1
  2. 2
    curious says:

    Cables are often suspended

  3. 3
    god says:

    ……Who needs enemies? Yes, Mr Grumpy has really shown his true colours today!

  4. 4
    green ink says:

    well rounded performance from someone I have always thought to be a later day wurzel gummidge.

  5. 5
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    truly pathetic

  6. 6
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Alf Garnit commenting on Plebs

  7. 7
    Trinny says:

    Surely he is a patrician by definition?

  8. 8
    nellnewman says:

    He just makes himself look like a catty schoolgirl in the playground.

    libdems have been very disappointing in government – really nowhere near the standard of behaviour we have the right to expect of ministers and bumbling vince has been amongst the worst!

  9. 9
    I'm all for tin-tax says:

    Why did Cable have to say this?
    We already know that he’s a pleb.

  10. 10
    Britain the ruined Country says:

    A truly pathetic gathering of the yoghurt knitting, selfpitying, out of touch f**kwits that comprise the Liberal Party, truly they now need to disappear without trace.

    Cable ably demonstrating the old saw “In the land of the blind the one eyed man in king” etc., etc.

  11. 11
    Card Player says:

    Make him libdem leader.
    Labour will leak support to Libdems, Libdems to Tory and Tories to UKIP. Labour lose. Tory/UKIP coalition as a result.

  12. 12
    PhilO'TheWisp says:

    It’s a good job there is absolutely nothing else wrong in the world so allowing our media total focus on THIS TRIVIAL BLOODY ISSUE! Ridiculous. move on!

  13. 13
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    Let me make it quite clear that I fully support John Terry and he will deliver a resounding speech to the Conference faithfull.

  14. 14

    Actually that was quite good.

    Makes a change for Vince to be telling jokes. Rather than being one.

  15. 15
    Plebtastic says:

    Seems that everyone wants to be a pleb now.

  16. 16
    Gordon Brown says:

    Oh good God, I hope so– then I’ve got a chance!

  17. 17
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    What a total arsehole he is, he tried to portray himself as a financial guru when he couldn’t run a whelk stall, It’s time he retired.

  18. 18
    AC1 says:

    Mitchell should go, but so should Vince.

  19. 19
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Perhaps cameron can do a deal with the old socialist cabel; if cabel will say nice things about camerons gay marrage policy, then cameron will let cable be prime minister, chancelor and green money spokesman.

  20. 20
    Mr Bean says:

    Not really. He first became famous when he told that joke about Gordon.

  21. 21
    AC1 says:

    and hung/hanged/hanging.

  22. 22

    R5 was excruciating this morning. Vicky garbage and the ‘balanced’ BBC audience.

    By balance they mean one trot, one Marxist , one old buffer, ten students, ten unemployed, 10 disabled, a hat full of activists and assorted loonies all bleating special interest pleading.

    Switched off. And I was interested, moderately, to hear what the limps had in mind. But not listening through an hour of pointless arguments, screechy eco teachers and platitudes.

  23. 23
    annette curton says:

    Confused asks; Is it now politically correct and not a criminal offence to call John Terry a pleb?.

  24. 24
    Vince Cable MP says:

    Oi, Mitchell– you don’t like how that policeman treated you? Guess what?

  25. 25
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    it’s a class war gift the Bbbc will milk for years to come.

    It legitimises there whole evil-toff/heroic working class and underclass immigrant narrative, which in turn assuages their privileged, traitorous and money grubbing guilt.

  26. 26
    genghiz the kahn says:

    frayed old cables are dangerous.

  27. 27

    Ahhh yes. I meant …telling a funny joke.
    Still, in Parliament, where comedy is at a very low standard, he’s a regular John Bishop.

  28. 28
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Has Mong Mensch emigrated yet ?????

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Moussy old boy, who the hell is Alf Garnit? Again I ask, is English your first language?

  30. 30
    Sir William Waad says:

    Indeed, as Clint Eastwood so sagely pointed out, “Opinions are like assholes – everybody’s got one.”

  31. 31
    Nick Pleb says:

    ♫ They call me mellow yellow ♫

  32. 32
    BBC Controller says:

    We are very relaxed about hating Tories.

  33. 33
    annette curton says:

    That joke about putting a mentally unstable Scotsman with a third class degree in social history in charge of the British economy and then when he’d wrecked that in charge of the Country?.

  34. 34
    ParaOlympian says:

    Mong? I hope you’re not a Labour Supporter

  35. 35
    Sir William Waad says:

    This one is disappointingly slack.

  36. 36
    Rat's arse says:

    Well said Nell.

  37. 37
    Labour let in 5 million immigrants says:

    Why are you stalking her again?

  38. 38
    Harbottle says:

    Not ageing well is he?:

  39. 39
    Mossa Saka says:

    Hahahhah ..hooohoo… oh my, dear dear ..heehehheheee…Mercy!

    Hang on..Actually, seeing how it all turned out, that wasn’t very funny.

  40. 40
    Gordo McMong says:

    You’re talking about me behind my back again. You know that makes me angry, you won’t like me when i get angry!

  41. 41
    Spode says:

    and twisted …

  42. 42
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Never is the time for the lib dems.

  43. 43
    Spode says:

    I’d say he’s more of a peasant, but you’re quite right. He’s eaten up with envy.

  44. 44
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Electrical banana is gonna be the very next craze.

  45. 45
    annette curton says:

    They excel at pathos, bathos and farce though.

  46. 46
    Spode says:

    Eat your poo, dear.

  47. 47
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Not young enough to be an electable leader.

  48. 48
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    I’m a Hunt!

  49. 49
    Sports Desk says:

    The latest score is

    Toffs 1 Plebs 0

  50. 50
    Ray Cyst says:

    That’s only ‘cos John Terry has walked off and left the Plebs a man down.

  51. 51
    annette curton says:

    Update: Toffs down to 10 men after sending off for ungentlemanly conduct.

  52. 52
    Mark Oaten says:

    I’ve have one for years!

  53. 53
    V1le Labour ruined my Country and Camertwat continues the Destruction says:

    Agree with whelk stall but disagree with retirement idea. Far too kind and civilised.

    How about a kind of purgatory – for ever having to listen to speeches by Kinnockio – and other suchlike National Treasures?

  54. 54
    Princess PC Po-Face Po£yTwadd£e, talking down at people from her Ivory Tower, says:

    I’m a pleb, – at least, that’s how I portray myself.

  55. 55
    Fish says:

    You can’t call her ‘Vicky’, Bill…she doesn’t like it. What a self-important prima donna she is.

    I jumped in the car to hear her screeching theatrically at some interviewee. Every time she opens her gob it seems that she breaches the BBC’s charter obligations.

  56. 56
    AC1 says:

    Only if they actually have power, and Vince doesn’t (luckily).

  57. 57
    The One-eyed Mong says:

    I am rather King-like aren’t I?

  58. 58
    Fish says:

    But this will run. We haven’t heard from Mad Nadine on the subject yet. It’s bound to re-inforce her ‘posh boy’ aversion.

  59. 59
    Popeye says:

    This particular pleb is a real piece of work, or even a slime-ball?

  60. 60
    Fish says:

    How are the slaves getting on?

  61. 61
    Mike Hunt says:

    Quite right too.

  62. 62
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Raid the pensions and rob the future and give Cable his pension.

  63. 63
    Rat's arse says:

    Vince needs a bit of lead in his left ear. That should do the trick.

  64. 64
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Oh, I wouldn’t say that, Bill, Vince beats the Bishop any day of the week.

  65. 65
    Self-pityingly tiresome Straw says:

    ‘mentally unstable’
    Got at least a pair in Blair’s Cabinet, with Jack Straw.

  66. 66
    As Lave says:

    We’re coping m’lord despite the bi-daily rat stew rations being halved.

  67. 67
    Effing Peasant says:

    @Andrew Mitchell

    Can you feel that Knighthood ebbing away now?

    As an expert on tax efficiency, do you have any tips for us plebs?

  68. 68

    @Thrasher Mitchell

    I’ll have your job for that!

  69. 69
    M says:

    vince certainly didn’t portray himself as pleb when chatting to lady journalists from the telegraph !

  70. 70
    Moussa's Intern says:

    Are we still using the Ashcroft line boss. Or is it Tory pleb now?
    You are not answering your Blackberry and I ran out of change for the phone box.

    I still support your campaign for better terms for Interns though. Hope you overcome the Tory-led opposition to it.

  71. 71
    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

    With off the cuff comments like this old Vince would make a really great Leader !

  72. 72
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I’m backing you, once again Mark, for leader of the LibDems, when we get rid of Clegg, who didn’t bother to send me a get well card. Boaz.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    … and they aren’t earthed.

  74. 74
    Mad Nadine says:

    Kill Dave!

  75. 75
    MB. says:

    The sooner he goes back and rejoins the Labour Party the better.

  76. 76

    Yes well…as I say..its of a very low standard.

  77. 77
    What do you expect from the left (BBC)... says:


  78. 78
    welloilbeefhooked says:

    lib dems are always showing their rumps to somebody ,its their idea of fun.

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    Tickle the Missus says:

    Has anyone ever dug into Cable’s background in industry? I can’t believe that this shyster stepped sideways into politics if he was top-drawer management material. He’s got an ugly enough kisser to be either, but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near him, the nasty little shit!

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Why do they suddenly call him Dr, randomly ? whatever he is a Dr of, i would imagine he is well out of touch with now !

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    I know i sound nieve, but the lack of loyalty by the Lib Dems towards the Conservatives has shocked me.I know they have to remain a separate party etc but they just come over as really self serving, and totally deluded as to their own worth.

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    I cant bear to listen to VD any more, the audiences are usually all nutters and its so tedious.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    What a pity she deigned to travel from London to Salford, i bet she hasnt moved there to live.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    I hate the way he come out with the punch line ! he sounds so pleased with himself.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Calm down Nadine, we wont get boundary changes now. You can go back to supporting Dave, now you are safe.

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