I see that coquettish old Vince Cable is at it again, flashing a bit of leg at any bien pensant voters who might boost his chances of leading the Lib Dems. Today: Europhiles and Ukip-haters. You'll drive Scotland out of the Union if you carry on talking about how Britain is ruled by a foreign [...]
Lib Dems are excitedly travelling to their Spring conference in York, which kicks off this evening with the traditional rally (hopefully a stand-up free one, though). Vince Cable and Tim… Continue reading The post Bickering about bickering appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nick Clegg spent this morning singing the Lib Dem equivalent of Take That’s Back for Good, telling his target voters from the teaching profession that whatever one of his colleagues… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg: Vince Cable never intended to offend teachers appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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DOWNING STREET stands accused today of two cover-ups which strike at the heart of David Cameron's boast on coming to office that he planned to run "one of the most transparent governments in the world". BBC Newsnight reported last night...Show More Summary
Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable today (4 March 2014) set out the latest steps the government is taking to support “reshoring”, backing an encouraging trend of manufacturers bringing jobs and production back to the UK from low-cost countries in the East. During a speech today (4 March 2014) at EEF’s National Manufacturing Conference, the […]
Yesterday Vince Cable announced to MP’s that the Low Pay Commission has recommended a 3% increase in the minimum wage to £6.50 an hour for adults from October. This news has been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron who has been campaigning for an increase in recent months. If the government accepts the proposal, […]
The Low Pay Commission has today published the executive summary Executive Summary of the Low Pay Commission 2014 Report (PDF, 2.55MB, 10 pages) of its 2014 report, together with a letter from the LPC Chair Letter to Vince Cable from the Low Pay Commission (PDF, 732KB, 4 pages), David Norgrove, to Ministers. The minimum […]
Earlier today, I received this email from the Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable, which outlines how the Liberal Democrats are committed to helping everyone to get on in life: Dear Les, Today, Nick Clegg has laid out our record on higher education. It’s a record that demonstrates that […]
Boris Johnson spoke to the 301 group of largely pro-Cameron Tory MPs last night. The meeting was open to all, but I hear that around 48 MPs turned up in… Continue reading The post Boris labels Vince Cable’s comments about London ‘cretinous’ – exclusive details appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I missed the report from Westminster about the own goal scored by the Labour front bench in mounting an ill-judged attack on Vince Cable, the government's business secretary, but this was picked up by Adam Boulton, the Sky TV presenter, who also has a regular column in the Sunday Times. Show More Summary
The application rate for 18-year-olds in England has increased to its highest ever level of 34.8%. The rate of disadvantaged young people in England has also increased to its highest ever level, rising to 20.7%. This means that 18 year olds living in the most disadvantaged areas of England are nearly twice as likely to […]
Two Labour politicians have apologised to Vince Cable after they attacked him for not voting for the introduction of the national minimum wage. Rachel Reeves and Chris Bryant, frontbench spokespeople for Labour on work and pensions, had accused the business secretary last night in the House of Commons of missing the vote on the National […]
Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable today (16 January 2014) submitted the government’s final analysis on employment and the economy for the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC). The LPC will consider this as part of wider evidence when making its recommendations on National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for this year. Last September (2013), the Business […]
The victory lap for Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan continues -- while Sundance and Starz score rare nods for "Top of the Lake" and "Dancing on the Edge," respectively. read more
LABOUR: ROYAL MAIL SALE WAS BOTCHED Labour says the government “botched” the sale of Royal Mail. Business secretary Vince Cable had said the soaring share price should only be judged after three months and Labour points out that those...Show More Summary
Twin attacks on Tory policy by Clegg and Cable make it easier for PM to please his backbenchers Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 10:28 ON Tue 7 Jan 2014 VINCE CABLE is pouring cold water over David Cameron’s key pledge to cut immigration...Show More Summary
Business secretary speaks out as survey finds that three-quarters of people want curbs in immigration One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 08:53 ON Tue 7 Jan 2014 THE Prime Minister's pledge to cut annual net migration to fewer than 100,000...Show More Summary
Business secretary 'infuriates' Tory MPs by linking migrant crackdown to 'racist' Enoch Powell speech First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 10:41 ON Mon 23 Dec 2013 VINCE CABLE'S inflammatory comments about the Tories' "panicked" response to...Show More Summary
While Anna Soubry’s short joke about Nigel Farage on Marr has been causing the biggest row, it was actually Vince Cable’s interview earlier in the programme that was clearly intended… Continue reading The post Vince Cable in last minute bid to be Christmas Grinch appeared first on Spectator Blogs.