October 9th, 2013

Vince Flirts With Labour, Again

Poor old Vince Cable may have survived this reshuffle, but he’s still desperately trying to show a bit of ankle to Labour.

A co-conspirator reports that the Business Secretary was deep in conversation with Miliband consigliere Lord Wood this afternoon. People will start to talk…


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  1. 1
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

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    • 14

      It was much more interesting when the Libs conference was a beardy affair!

      Now is is just like all the other grey conferences.

      It is much more exciting out here – there are usually fights and more.

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    • 31
      Gooey Blob says:

      Vince Cable should remember why he left Labour in the 1980s and reflect on where Miliband is taking the party now.

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      • 40
        Nadine says:

        Mr Miliband is taking them towards a 20 month freeze on energy prices.

        A policy that has massive support across the country,

        70% of the people believe that the gas and electricity companies need to be taken into public ownership because of their reputation for ripping off their customers.

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        • 47
          Unspeakable Novelty Pervert says:

          TBH, 70% of people would probably agree to sacrifice their first born child to Odin if they were told that paradise would thereby be delivered next Tuesday AND be charged to somebody else.

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        • 51
          Gordon Brownfinger says:

          The energy providers willl already sign up for one, two or three year fixed deals.

          I am currently half way through a three year contract with Scottish Power, and a few years back I signed a five year fixed price contract with Opus Energy.

          I don’t quite know why people need the Labour Party to fix their energy prices – are they incapable of doing anything for themselves?

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  2. 2
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    He looks what he is – a right plonker.

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  3. 3
    PC Dixon says:

    From one old fart to another – why don’t you F*** off home Cable and leave running the country to the professionals

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    • 11
      Play it again Vince says:

      Is that a new concept, having the country run by professionals, always thought we were run by corrupt politicians in the Palace of Westminster and the EU.

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      • 30
        Aaron D Highside. says:

        “run by by corrupt politicians in the Palace of Westminster and the EU.” But not necessarily in that order.

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      • 32
        Anonymous says:

        No you’re right – that confirms I’m an old fart , Cable on the other has a corrupt amateur political old fart – he should still bugger off home

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  4. 4
    Hoooray says:

    Sir Menzies Campbell to step down as MP

    Heo first became an MP in 1987, and has announced he will not contest North East Fife seat in 2015 election

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    • 6
      Old Blue Eyes says:

      The Campbell is going, hoorah hoorah.

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    • 12
      Sir William Waid says:

      When I went for a walk with Sir Menzies
      He asked “Do you know what this thenzies?
      I’ve lived all my life
      In the north-east of Fife
      And dabbled with rowboats and denzies.”

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  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    After the l/d’s anticipated “victories” in 2014 and 2015 he may be thinking of going home.

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  6. 8
    Sir William Waid says:

    It’s fortunate that a Business Secretary has no substantial function, or we would all be in even more trouble than we are. Meanwhile, Vince fills a chair.

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  7. 9
    Tree Surgeon says:

    When he needs to speak to his Labour chums, Vince always has Wood in his pocket.

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    • 42
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      I might be joining him. Labour will certainly take me if I show them how I will get re-elected through the immigrant, student and most importantly postal vote. Boaz.

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  8. 10
    What the ? is wrong with politicians?? says:

    I get the impression that whenever he is challenged on facts and he falters, he is always given leeway because of his age. Sorry but if he puts himself up to be the economic guru he should be buried when he is found out.

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  9. 13
    Mong Watch says:

    Someone has been on a school trip…

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  10. 16
    Boris Carloff says:

    What a really nasty old man, he is. Twisted and decetful. He should have been sacked as he is a waste of air.

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  11. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Nobody cares…

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  12. 20
    Bill Wagstick says:

    I bet Aunt Sally gave him that Worzel Gummidge hat

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  13. 25
    Dog Watch says:

    This should bury the libel:

    And perhaps open up a fraud investigation in the UK.

    In other news on the matter, P’ortuguese TV networks are declining to screen the BBC Crime Watch special due to grace our screens next week.

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      Anonymous says:

      I know they were both DRs and their families are all professionals, but its still extraordinary the way “Mc Cann the charity” swung in to action within days of Madeleine going missing. Complete with Clarence their spokesman.

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    • 50
      Anon says:

      On tonight’s watchdog the bbc gave red Ed a 5 minute party political broadcast on what he is going to do when he wins the next election and never once challenged him on his green taxes he brought in when he was energy secretary in mcmentals government.

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  15. 27
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    If only the Tories hadn’t elected windmill Dave as their leader, to implement and increase green energy taxes, thereby hiking bills by 40% since they took office.

    It’s still not too late for the 1922 committee to get rid of ecoloon Dave, the Julia Giillard of the Tory party, and put in a Tony Abbott style leader who will denounce man-made climate change as a massive fraud/scam and sweep away all taxes on petrol/leccy/gas so they are as cheap here as in the United States.

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  16. 29
    EU Watch says:

    A bit closer to home:

    This is about the EU’s ‘Fourth Rail Package’ which will force an EU single market for privatized domestic rail networks within the EU.

    This has already been done in UK, but is to be deepened and extended across the rest of Europe. The impact for the UK will be possible further weakening of workers terms and conditions of employment as future tenders will be run under EU law rather then UK.

    The RMT are standing with the European Transport Workers Federation (ETF) here.

    Single European Rail Market really makes no sense from a consumers point of view, and will likely increase costs of transportation across the continent, and further in the UK.

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    • 37
      UKIP or bust says:

      Why do we need to pay the EU billions of pounds to make our laws, can’t we do them oursleves and save the money?

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  17. 33
    mingis says:

    He started out as a Labour politician. So no surprise there.

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  18. 36
    Trotsky's Ice Pick says:

    Spike Miliband?

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  19. 44
    The BBC always reports, "The Government has...Labour said..." says:

    Will Vance negotiate with Ed Taliban?

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  20. 46
    Post hoc says:

    VC never flirted with the left – he’s always walked that way!

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  21. 54
    Haircool Parrot the great Belgian (and therefore defective) says:

    My little grey cells tell me that Lord Wood is overly friendly with a fisherman.

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  22. 55
    Steel Magnate says:

    Cable is not to be trusted. At least he’s not a boybummer like 90% of the rest of Dib Lems I suppose. The tories don’t want anything to do with them anyway next time and Moribund has nothing but Callaghan policies to dish out.

    When has a Labour government ever reduced a deficit or the tax burden? They tax you more and spend even more than that by borrowing on top – its the moral equivalent of selling someone else’s unborn children into slavery. Only the people who vote Labour should be shackled with the national debt.

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  23. 60
    MrEdwardMockery says:

    What I love is that the further down the comments one enters, the better the quality of the debate. “My little grey cells tell me that Lord Wood is overly friendly with a fisherman” total quality. A fictional Belgian detective enters the fray. Shocking the usual suspects, he decides to produce an article for Carp Fishing Today. Good on yer.

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    • 61
      James Wall says:

      Don’t you dare take the carp fisherman of Dartford to task. We are more dedicated to our art than the ‘Electrician’ Does he know a boily from a piece of corn? I demand that Vince proves his skills – Blue Lakes, Saturday, 3pm-

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