May 29th, 2014

Cable’s Meeting With “Impossible” Oakeshott Four Weeks Ago

Matthew Oakeshott said in his characteristically low key resignation statement that he told Vince Cable about the results of his four secret polls “several weeks ago”, something that the beleaguered Business Secretary denies. We know, however, that the two did meet exactly one month ago today:

Hiding in public view.

As Baroness Kramer told Newsnight last night: “When Matthew gets a political ideal in his head, he’s impossible”. Are we really expected to believe that at a face to face meeting, Oakeshott did not tell his old mucker Vince about his expensive polling? ICM polled Sheffield Hallam the very next day. Guido knows whose version of events he believes…


  1. 1
    Hypocritical leftie scum says:

    Have there been howls of outrage from Owen Jones and the left in general over the public stoning to death of a pregnant woman in P*kistan?

    No. Didn’t think so.

    Any howls of outrage from Jones and the left of a Christian woman put on death row in Sudan?

    Didn’t think so either.

  2. 2
    Cockroach Watch says:

    Is there no trust between cockroaches these days.

  3. 3
    Peter Martin says:

    Time for Vince to pull a BBC top floor market rater Pollard defence, and claim nothing was heard or, if it was, promptly forgotten.

  4. 4
    Vince says:

    Business Secretary? Am I meant to be Business Secretary? And who is this Oakeshott person?

  5. 5
    John Tandy says:

    Me too…….

  6. 6
  7. 7
    Beeboid Way Encourage Evil says:

    No more of these waycist comments.

  8. 8
    lojolondon says:

    Vince has lied before, like Huhne he thinks he can get away with it. I know that Brave Dave wants to suck up to the LimpDims until time runs out, but it is time to install someone else as Business Secretary, who will just actually do his job, ie. promote British business globally.

  9. 9
    Bosun Higgs says:

    The infantilisation of the modern human has, surely, reached its limit when even public liability insurance for businesses is advertised using a smiling beaver toy.

  10. 10
    Lord Oakshit says:

  11. 11
    Plan B says:

    Cable lies and lies and lies and lies and lies. The sooner we were shot of him from our public life the better. Which is not to say that Clegg should stay. He shouldn’t.

  12. 12
  13. 13
    Aesop says:

    Cable is a liar. It is in his nature.

  14. 14
    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

    LibDems lie ???

    Whoever heard of such nonsense ?

  15. 15
    Cinna says:

    A man promoted well beyond his competency.

  16. 16
    Vince Fable says:

    Neither was Simon Hughes involved.

  17. 17
    Londoner says:

    If this is correct, whoever this advisor is should be under arrest for incitement.

  18. 18
    Dodgy D. Laws says:

    LibDems lying ??

    How can you claim such a thing ?

  19. 19
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    The LibCnuts are proving that even headless chickens can still pull each others feathers out.

  20. 20
    Raving Loon says:

    The future’s purple, the future’s UKIP.

  21. 21
    Tim Farton, President of the Cockroach Party says:

    Goodbye, Nick ! Goodbye, Vince !
    :) :)

  22. 22
    Is this why Vince was in China says:

  23. 23
    Fact says:

    Because all politicians are self serving fucking liars.

  24. 24
    UKIP: Hacking at the roots with the truth says:

    If your a lefty there is no other way to be. That’s a law of physics.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Ukip’s support will crumble. When Helmer comes third it will happen quickly.

  26. 26
    Kippers says:

    Hold on there. We need the LibDums to dither around in a slow speed implosion until May 2015.

  27. 27

    My vote is that Vince should join the Wig party.

  28. 28
    Inside Vince Cables head says:

  29. 29
    The Public says:

    We need a general election. Now.

  30. 30
    The Public says:

    Why can’t we just deport him to Calais?

  31. 31
    Tom Hewitt says:

    Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
    Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

  32. 32
    Freya says:

    The Tory party has already imploded. They have barely any support left at the grassroots.

  33. 33
    All MP's are scum says:

    Look Vince Cable is so old he’s probably forgot all about it since then.

  34. 34
    Slyman Huge, Senior Cockroach says:


  35. 35
    Freya says:

    Cable is a crypto-Marxist.

  36. 36
    Nostradamus says:

    LibDems are finished – old news – why go on raking over the grave? More interesting is UKIP and what the voters are really going to do. Not only are they fed up with the main parties but also the media and the lies. We may be seeing that rare thing emerging – the intelligent voter!

  37. 37
    Corporal Cable says:

    Don’t Panic, Don’t Panic!!

  38. 38
    Private Alexander says:

    We’re dooooooomeed

  39. 39
    Freya says:

    My comment on Hague being in thrall to a P”kistani mafia which has infiltrated his party was moderated. It was, nevertheless, true. He should cut all aid to that country immediately, but he won’t. Because P”kistani businessmen shmooze, bribe and ingratiate themselves with too many Tories at a local level in too many constituencies.

  40. 40
    Raving Loon says:

    Bigotry only counts if white people are doing it.

  41. 41
    Grammar School Boy says:

    aka The Peter Principle.

  42. 42
    The BBC says:

    It’s in the Guardian, so it’s official.

  43. 43
    Tory Strategist says:

    Our real challenge is not UKIP but the fact that the left of centre vote will, amazing as it now seems, consolidate behind Ed Milliband.

    Our most urgent priority is to

    1) Re-float the Lib Dems as a credible Social democrat home.
    2) Re inflate Arthur Scargill and the Socialist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) as a home for the Stalinist vote.
    3) Get behind George Galloway and Respect as a home for the ethnic vote that shares Red Ken’s anti Semitism.

  44. 44
    Anne_R_My_Dad's_Name_Was_Covered_in_White_Tape_at_the_Interview says:

    It seems we have two Weakest links, and the Strongest link gets to decide.
    What do you say Lord VoldeShot?
    I say Both of them.

  45. 45
    non taxable pikey says:

    Why can’t the French deport those illegals in Calais back to where they came from? We could even offer to pay the flight costs, be a bloody sight cheaper than having them eventually arrive on our shores.

  46. 46
    Gerontogramme says:

    I think we may be seeing the baby boomers finally being told to fuck off.

  47. 47
    Lord Oakshit says:

  48. 48
    Bargain Basement Vince says:

    I have no recollection of any of this or any meeting about anything.
    Who is Lord Oakshite, Nick Clegg, the limpdick party, who am I?

  49. 49
    Where did it all go wrong? says:

  50. 50
    Not in my name says:

    Lib Dems are simply being what they always have been: a bunch of hopeless dreamers and self interested opportunists who simply got lucky in the last election.

    Cable is an evil, bitter man, Clegg a Blair wannaabe who got shooed in to replace a drunk, Alexander is widely loathed and you have creatures like Renhard and Oakshit floating in the background.

    Add a scattering of child molesters, sex pests and perverts and what could possibly go wrong?

  51. 51
    Jim says:

    The Tories are already calling all hands in the UK to Newark in Blind Panic.
    To win all they have to do is put the UK first.
    Meanwhile will they send another £500 million to the EU before Saturday?

  52. 52
    The Critic says:

    I see Labour are keeping quiet on this issue. I wonder why?

    Vince Cable – another example of the futility of turd polishing

  53. 53
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    Of course it will, UKIP will fall away and all the UKIP supporters will fall into despair and go back into the fold of the parties they used to support all will be sweetness and light and the sun will shine, the EU will be a real democracy and will be giving all the money it doesn’t need back to all it’s member countries who share it amongst there people and at the same time pigs will fly.

  54. 54

    “from Superman to Mr Bean in a week” was pretty accurate. I could forgive Vince a lot for that shot.

  55. 55
    I am lefteie Loon says:

    I absolutely condemn these incidents as outrageous breach’s of human rights and decency.

    Have there been howls of outrage from the Rabid right over the myraid of abuses against Christians in the middle east, gays in the middle east, women in the middle; Like was I do not see any of your declaring the abuses by Christians against others in Kenya and other places.

    No because you could care less about anything that happens outside of your little bubble.

  56. 56
    You say you hate the left but says:

    I hope you like Farages manifesto in September. I hear its going to be a hoot.

  57. 57

    The Conservative Party has plenty of grass roots support – Cameron and his metrosexuals, not so much.

  58. 58
    Ed Miliband says:

    Thtop bullying my coalithion partnerth! You’ll wegwet thith once we’ve turned Bwitain into a pwoudly Euwopean libewal (except when it’s Sharia) pawadithe!

  59. 59
    Pink Dave says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the Liberal Democrats.

    Without their active support and encouragement, I might never have got Bumsex Marriage legalised.

  60. 60
    Vince"The Cheeky Chappie" Cable says:

    Would Britain be better off outside the EU? Discuss.

  61. 61

    While the LibDems are handbagging each other, they’re not trashing the Nation with lunatic policies.

  62. 62

    You reap what you show. Labour in government encouraged barely literate, antedeluvian members of the religion of peace here in their hundreds of thousands. Why are they surprised that places like Tower Hamlets are now run like a backwards, tribal province of Pakistan?

  63. 63
    Ewok says:

    If only the politicians put as much effort into managing the country as they spend infighting, we,the taxpayers may just then get our monies worth!

  64. 64
    Riggsy Brown says:

    According to Iain Dale – reviewing the papers on Sky last night – Cable and Oakeshott were also on holiday together recently. Dale demanded to know whether Cable’s China trip arranged AFTER that? Good question which I hope someone doorstepping Vince aks.

  65. 65

    Cable has done as much , if not more damage to the glib dumbs as Clegg
    With his selective memory , lies and truculent manner
    over things like the postal sell off and the mURDOC AFFAIR HE IS JUST NOT TO BE LIKED OR TRUSTED (CAPLOCK)
    Wasn’t he also part of a secret filming sting ?
    cant remember , but he also despises the tories and tried to convince Clegg to form a coalition with Brown and labour

  66. 66
    Just a few home truths says:

    An intelligent voter that votes for UKIP in its current from is an oxymoron. An intelligent voter will get together with other intelligent voters and form a new grouping. One which is based on factual evidence, not fear mongering and half truths which all parties including UKIP rely on.

    The Greens have some good policies but are to committed to environmentalism, the hints in the name of the party. They also are unashamedly pro-eu but would promise a referendum.

    Also the Baby Boomers still have all the power because their Grandchildren wont vote and their children will vote for them.

  67. 67

    Cockroach farming in Westminster is also doing quite well

  68. 68
    Werid Ed says:

    Go read a book

  69. 69
    Sue Denim says:

    Which of the Green’s policies is good?

  70. 70
    Bert says:

    Dear Mr Clegg

    Here is that link you requested.

    Yours sincerely


  71. 71
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    Tell us more, you seem to be in the know?.

  72. 72
    Bert says:

    He’s well to the left of the Wigg party, that’s for sure.

  73. 73
    Tom Catesby says:

    Steady Vince, don’t fall in.

  74. 74
    Bert says:

    What does your diploma say, Tom, might I be so bold as to ask?

  75. 75
    Ex-Labour voter says:

    “the myraid of abuses against Christians in the middle east, gays in the middle east, women in the middle”

    Those that are still alive after Labour’s illegal war killed half a million of them?

  76. 76
    Tom Catesby says:

    Her we go again! Is Moddy Vince’s brother? Can he remember?

  77. 77
    Bert says:

    They’re all good — for the Greens. The rest of us can just fuck off.

  78. 78
    Bill Quango MP says:

    LBC 97.3 –
    Nick Ferrari

    “Line 1 – Its Laws? Lord..Is it Lord? Lord from Oxshott..go ahead Lord..”

    “Hi..Yes..I’d like to ask Mr Clegg why he is such a useless tosser..why he has led the Liberal party to destruction and why other , better people, have had to resign even though they have done far more for the Liberals than that dipstick ever has?”


    “..And Vince Cable shouldbeleader…!”

  79. 79
    albacore says:

    Erm, but that’s subject to a bit of censorship
    Though “immigration” might be on the very tip
    Of your tongue, just bite it back and swallow it whole
    Remember, stay P C, ‘cos you’re only a prole

  80. 80
    Village Idiot says:

    …The politicians have deliberately created many problems in this country and it is all coming home to bite them!
    ….We have a great deal to fix in this country and the politicos’ ignore the people at their own risk!…Time to govern for the people instead of their own selfish gain!
    …The recent election should tell the political elite how a large part of the electorate feel,no need for polls on this or that,the message has been sent,it is now up to our leaders to act and stop treating decent British people as second class citizens and racists!…It is more anger at where our governments have brought us in their hideous experiment,which is unravelling!

  81. 81
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Agreed..,although it’s more like a backwards, tribal province of Bangladesh.

  82. 82
    Soap not dope says:

    Say that again in English and have a wash.

    “Rabid right” – that’s code for “I need a wash”, correct?

  83. 83
    Vince"The Cheeky Chappie" Cable says:

    Much easier to issue the LibDems with a Notice under Section 11 of the Data Protection Act, 1998.

  84. 84
    Connum, Grabbit and Runne says:

    The rip of… er, SALE of the ‘Royal Mail’ was not ‘botched’, it was excellently handled by Mr Cable. Speaking as advisors to the sale and ‘priority investors’, wecan state that clearly.

  85. 85
    Nigel Farage says:

    Anyway time for beer and fags. Bye.

  86. 86
    bergen says:

    I think it was Stalin to Mr Bean.

  87. 87
    Vince on the brink says:

    Am I party leader now? Where am I? How much is the royal mail worth?

  88. 88

    The meeting with Cable , was probably to try to get him to stand against Clegg

  89. 89
    Laugh? Well, no. says:

    Aghh – bugger! There goes another rib.

  90. 90
    Pat for PM says:

  91. 91
  92. 92
    Tony "no top up fees yes wmds" Blair says:

    I think you’ll find with the rate they breed half a million is a drop in the ocean, but I vow to do anything I can to up this number!

  93. 93
    Why do you all hate Caroline Lucas? says:

  94. 94
    Jones has lost the plot says:

    Jones was praising that bastion of feminist freedom Sudan yesterday.

  95. 95
    FtFFFinfFoff says:

    There are no howls of outrage at the daily injustices perpetrated on the Pal estinians by the ZionLoons either, are there.

  96. 96
    Village Idiot says:

    …It,s the “baby boomers”, along with other sections of society that are trying to save this country by not voting for any of the main parties that created this countries problems,and voting UKIP at every opportunity!
    They promised the earth and gave us the black hole of Calcutta!(metaphorically)

  97. 97
  98. 98
    A prole says:


  99. 99
    Sad Reality says:

    I think the first thing they do is destroy, or hide, all evidence of their country of origin.

  100. 100
    Watermelonoma says:

    It’s not hate – it’s more like contempt.

  101. 101
    how about says:

    The EU could fund the return trips.

  102. 102
    Margaret T. says:

    i would never have sold off Royal Mail. A privatisation too far. A country that does not have a universal postal service is doomed to third world status.

  103. 103
    just asking says:

    Has Vince been taking backstabbing lessons from Miliband?

  104. 104
    ordinary member of the public says:

    Oakeshott could have saved himself a few quid on polling
    if the LimpDums actually bothered listening to ordinary members
    of the public.

  105. 105
    Arsenal supporter says:

    Your all missing the main point. Forget about lying, polls, Clegg etc. The big question is who let these two arseholes anywhere near my club?

  106. 106
    inside out says:

    Until the immigration status of every resident of Tower Hamlets is checked and the thousand of illegals deported, these third world election practices will remain.But that won’t happen.Thats why the likes of Lutfur Rahman will blight our capital city,the loony left and Guardinistas have taken over.Wellcome to multicultural hellhole which is Great Britain.

  107. 107
    A flower that blooms tra la la says:

    Claps, Pat for PM.

  108. 108
    BBC News and Propaganda edited by journoloonyleftie says:

    We understand Farage’s manifesto will include:
    all non-whites and gays to be shot.
    all women to be chained to the kitchen sink
    wearing stockings and suspenders.
    leaving the EU,meaning everyone losing
    their jobs and homes and the country plunging into
    eternal darkness.

  109. 109
    voters deserve better says:

    The Electoral Commission and police must pursue this
    as a matter of urgency and the council should be suspended
    while the investigation is underway or crucial evidence could be
    tampered with and destroyed.Anyone suspected of electoral fraud,
    violence or intimidation must be prosecuted.

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    “Meeting With “Impossible”.
    Isn’t this all somewhat reminiscent of a successful strategy applied during the last global unpleasantness? That being, don’t take a dictator out. Because he’s probably doing more damage to the ‘cause’ where he is, than any combined army-group of allies could.

  111. 111
    inside out says:

    The” baby boomers”,are the only ones left who remember England as it was.They remember such unfashionable ideals like respect,education,thrift,hard work,Christian values.Such ideals are scorned on by the loony left and Guardian readers.After the” boomers” have gone the political classes will rejoice,because all that will be left will be an electorate who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

  112. 112
    Freya says:

    The Tories haven’t bothered to canvas my vote in the last twenty years. In that time I have voted for them three times, but I won’t do so again.

  113. 113
    Ode to Joy says:

    I’m feeling European already. Brioche anyone?

  114. 114
    White Flight says:

    The Conservative Party has plenty of grass roots support

    More’s the pity for the rest of us then.

    The sooner the state parties are totally destroyed, the better it will be for what’s left of Britain.

  115. 115
    Monsieur le Bigotte says:

    Aha! Ah am un bigotte, zo ah prefer un baguette svp. Veuillez passer le sucre. Merci.

  116. 116
    Chief Morning Cloud says:

    Did he ever visit Jersey?

  117. 117
    Monsieur le Bigotte says:

    Nothing a set of red hot tongs couldn’t fix in less than 10 seconds….

  118. 118
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Probably like mine – 2nd place in the infants 30 metre breast stroke 1953.

  119. 119
    Simon from Bermondsey says:

    So where do I fit in?

  120. 120
    Fred the pensioner says:

    It’s amazing he ever gets a word in sideways with 5-bellies yakking incessantly in his face.

  121. 121
    Maimed Codger says:

    Me thinks the Lady does profess too much. ( Sorry Mr Shakespeare )

  122. 122
    Maimed Codger says:

    Not for the first time, me thinks Guido is on the money here.

  123. 123
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    “My Ministers” ?

    I am very sorry Mr Cameron but they are “Our Ministers” ; you do not pay for them but we do.

    And by the way you are our Prime Minister and not many people here are impressed by the job you are doing for us.

    True Vince Cable is in China increasing exports but it would take some doing to actually decrease them bearing in mind firstly the low historic levels and secondly the balance of payments imbalance.

    if you have to go in front of Sky news make sure you have something to say and do not condescendingly give us all a load of bullshit.

  124. 124
    Brighton under the Green Terror says:

    Lucas : “If you have a material industry based on shale then you are not going to get your emissions down”.

    Liar. Join the Labour Party.

  125. 125
    Nightlurker says:

    “Matthew Oakeshott said in his characteristically low key resignation statement….”

    Low key!!! Did you not see the bit where he accuses the limp dums of cash for questions? That should be reported to the police with any evidence he has and pursued to the limit of the law. For what it’s worth.

  126. 126

    ” walking AWAY from the emirates BEFORE the arsenal game ”

    Surely we re not that bad are we ??

    After all we did win SOMETHING after nine years which means I get a new four year deal at 10 mill a year ….


    Arsene Knows

  127. 127
    broderick crawford says:

    I like the accurate subtitling … nearly as bad as my spellcheck presentation on this blog ….

  128. 128
    The earwig in Vince Cable's ganglion says:

    Hair today, gone tomorrow.

  129. 129
    Oh, really? says:

    When did nice and cuddly Vince Cable metamorphose into evil and nasty Vince Cabal?

  130. 130
  131. 131
    I am a Lib Dem and my name is Tom Pepper says:

    Vince isn’t bald, he just has a wide parting.

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