Vince Cable is surely right in his comments yesterday that the most likely scenario for Britain leaving the EU is if Ed Miliband is Prime Minister after the next election.… Continue reading The post Vince Cable is right, Britain is most likely to leave the EU under a Labour government appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Appointment TV-viewing is supposed to be over, having given way to an era of 300 cables channels and an infinite selection of video content available on-demand. And yet, last fall, 10.3 million people tuned in to AMC for the final episode of "Breaking Bad" – a show filmed on the tiny budget of $3.5 million per episode. Show More Summary
Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable has announced that the British Business Bank will be given £250m for new programmes to help small businesses grow. The intent to set up a British Business Bank was announced by Vince Cable at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in September 2012 with […]
Business Secretary Vince Cable today (28 November 2013) welcomed a new £700 million inward investment deal, which will be delivered through UK company Sigma Capital Group with backing from international investors, Gatehouse Bank. The new joint venture will enable Sigma Capital Group, a residential and urban regeneration specialist, to build up to 6,600 new privately […]
Fresh from his success with the expansion of the Co-op, Vince Cable has today opened up a new front in his campaign on banking. One of the Business Secretary's advisers has published a report which makes damning allegations about RBS, the taxpayer-owned bank. It has been leading the news bulletins today. The suggestion from Lawrence [...]
In 2009, Vince Jordan was one of a handful of Coloradans hoping to flip the switch on a next-generation fiber optic network in his area. Longmont's 17-mile loop of fiber would have been capable of connecting Jordan to the Web … Continue reading ?
Commenting on Q3 GDP figures released this morning (25 October 2013), Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “We’ve always said the road to recovery would be a marathon, not a sprint. There is still work to do to address the lack of bank lending to SMEs and driving exports up to a globally competitive […]
Commenting on today’s agreement on a comprehensive trade deal between the EU and Canada, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable said: “Today’s historic trade deal will give an important boost to growth in Canada and the EU, including long-term economic benefits of over £1.3 billion for the UK. “This […]
Seven thousand UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will benefit from a new programme to help them attract overseas customers through the internet, Business Secretary Vince Cable will announce today (16 October 2013). Vince Cable will also announce that for the first time, the UK will have an approved global network of business-to-business support […]
From the @TelePolitics Evening Briefing. One-click sign-up NO NORMAL ROW… Vince Cable rarely turns down an opportunity to talk about thwarting Conservative plans, and today was no exception.The Business Secretary spoke of the Lib Dems’ continuing "argument" with the Tories over green taxes. "It has been a continuing argument in the Coalition," he said.“What we [...]
The Snowden files continue to dominate the news today. Vince Cable has said that the Guardian newspaper had provided a ‘considerable public service’ by publishing Edward Snowden’s leaked material. This… Continue reading The post Have Edward Snowden and the Guardian started a ‘debate’? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
General News Haringey council at centre of new child abuse scandal. Earls Court legal challenge rejected, London Assembly votes to condemn the redevelopment. Newly opened Pimlico free school headteacher quits. Vince Cable says the London Living Wage could destroy jobs in the capital. Show More Summary
Business Secretary Vince Cable said the British state estimated it had received more than 700,000 applications for shares in Royal Mail. ||| London - Business Secretary Vince Cable said on Wednesday the British government estimated it...Show More Summary
Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today that a £25 million boost will be given to small but innovative UK businesses Episode 1 is a £37.5 million fund and the 14th Enterprise Capital Fund – the government’s scheme to support fund managers who invest in small, high growth businesses. Episode 1 will be led […]
LONDON (Reuters) - British Business Secretary Vince Cable accused the opposition Labour party of irresponsibly talking up the value of shares in the Royal Mail postal service, a day before order books close on Britain's biggest privatisation in decades...
The five most read posts of the month were: 1. UK's Top 50 Worst Political Blogs 2013 2. Syria: Three Questions for Vince Cable 3. Ed, Falkirk and the Westminster Bubble 4. Ted Grant and Trotskyism 5. The Politics of Royal Mail Privatisation...Show More Summary
Britain’s no3 political party held their annual conference this week. But before that, the Liberal Democrats met in Glasgow. The week started with Nick Clegg evading questions about Vince Cable’s… Continue reading The post The week, in audio appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A few years ago I read an article on the TV personality Richard Madeley. It was that sort of day. In fact, it was quite a funny piece and carried one stand out line: “Richard Madeley’s biggest problem,” it said, “is that he’s just intelligent enough to realise how unintelligent he is”. That may be [...]
What do the Tories make of Vince Cable’s crackdown on zero hours contracts? The Business Secretary’s review has been long-known, but yesterday he announced that he would ‘act against abusive… Continue reading The post Why Cable’s zero hours contracts crackdown won’t ruffle Tory feathers appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
One of the clearest impressions from the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow this week concerns their leader. Nick Clegg has changed. A year or so ago, the DPM looked sad, heavy and lost. This week, he appears energised, confident and, as the young folk say, up for it. If it's acceptable to say so, he [...]