Reeves Forced to Grovel Over Spiteful Vince Cable Attack

Reverse ferret! Rachel Reeves and Chris Bryant have spent the morning grovelling to Vince Cable after their petty attack over the minimum wage backfired in spectacular fashion. Playing politics, the shadow DWP team must have thought they were onto a right wheeze by pointing out that Cable had missed the vote on the National Minimum Wage Bill in 1998. Vince hit back:

“I did not particularly wish to raise this, but I am being asked personally to explain why I did not vote. It had a lot to do with the fact that my late wife was terminally ill at the time and I was in the Royal Marsden hospital. That is why my voting record at the time was poor on that and other issues.”

It has taken almost 24 hours, but finally Labour have backed down:

Cable’s put down sums up the increasingly over-rated Reeves perfectly: “She speaks with all the self-confidence of somebody who was not here at the time.”

UPDATE: Reeves was one of the ones quick to put the boot in when a Sun freelancer similarly accused Lucy Powell of being lazy without realising she was on maternity leave. As were Watson et alThey’re rather quiet about this one. 




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Paul Goodman as sagacious as ever on Arron’s entryism…

“… one must watch for former UKIP donors and a very few left-of-Party-centre MPs propping each other up, like drunks at the end of a pub crawl. It suits the former to claim the power to organise a programme of mass infiltration. It suits the latter to react by complaining about extremist entryism. The rest of us should keep a cool head.”

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