Cable Enjoys Summer Bash After Plugging Huawei

Vince Cable has long been a staunch advocate of greater Huawei involvement in the UK. From stepping down as Business Secretary in 2015 right up to this year he’s been busy penning op-eds talking them up and defending them in interviews. He even launched a public attack on Theresa May in 2016 over the fact that she demanded more stringent security vetting for Huawei when they were in Government together…

Luckily for Vince all that loyalty hasn’t gone unrewarded, he was happily enjoying Huawei’s hospitality at their Summer Reception in Banqueting House on Whitehall last night. Also on the guestlist were Shadow Business Minister Chi Onwurah and Labour MP Daniel Zeichner, the SNP’s Lisa Cameron and Tory peers Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Michael Bates and David Willetts who gave a speech opposing a blanket ban on Huawei 5G technology. Whether or not they’re allowed to help connect the UK’s 5G network, they’re certainly good at making connections in Parliament…

Is it too cynical of Guido to wonder if old twinkle toes is not thinking about his retirement and that perhaps a few non-executive directorships for the former Business Secretary would be in order. Given Vince‚Äôs SpAd at BEIS was Ashley Lumsden, who just so happens to now be head of Government Relations for Huawei, this is more likely than you might think. At least that way he’ll get paid for the service he is now giving Huawei for free…

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Friday Caption Contest (Who’s The Boss Edition)

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Rich’s Monday Morning View

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Vince Cable Handing Over Lib Dem Leadership on July 23rd

Another leadership departure timetable set out today, meaning the Lib Dem leadership race will be entirely overshadowed by the Tory one, much as the announcement today is. Cable’s successor could conceivably even be crowned on the same day as Theresa May’s. Lib Dems didn’t really think this one through…

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Farage vs Cable: Brexit Debate Highlights

If you’d predicted three months ago that the UK would be having European Parliament elections and Farage and Cable would be the clear front-runners, no-one would have believed you. One day to go and here we are…

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Cable Confronted By His Own Opposition to a Second Referendum
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