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
    • 15
      Plebtastic says:

      Seems that everyone wants to be a pleb now.


      • 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.


        • 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?


        • 63
          Rat's arse says:

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


        • 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 !


      • 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.


        • 69
          M says:

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


          • 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.


      • 59
        Popeye says:

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


    • 18
      AC1 says:

      Mitchell should go, but so should Vince.


  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


    • 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.


      • 16
        Gordon Brown says:

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


      • 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.


        • 30
          Sir William Waad says:

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


        • 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.


        • 82
          Anonymous says:

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


      • 57
        The One-eyed Mong says:

        I am rather King-like aren’t I?


  6. 6
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Alf Garnit commenting on Plebs


    • 29
      Anonymous says:

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


    • 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.


  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. 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.


  11. 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!


  12. 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.


    • 23
      annette curton says:

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


    • 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?


  13. 14

    Actually that was quite good.

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


  14. 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.


  15. 24
    Vince Cable MP says:

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


  16. 28
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Has Mong Mensch emigrated yet ?????


  17. 31
    Nick Pleb says:

    ♫ They call me mellow yellow ♫


  18. 42
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Never is the time for the lib dems.


  19. 47
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Not young enough to be an electable leader.


  20. 48
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    I’m a Hunt!


  21. 49
    Sports Desk says:

    The latest score is

    Toffs 1 Plebs 0


  22. 62
    Baron Hogwash says:

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


  23. 71
    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

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


  24. 75
    MB. says:

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


  25. 77
    What do you expect from the left (BBC)... says:



  26. 79
    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!


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“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”

Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!

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