What Vince Cable seems to have in mind is the possibility of using his department's power to ban individuals from being company directors - not only in senior financial jobs, but in any company. And he feels constrained in taking action...Show More Summary
There's public pressure, an appetite for some exemplary bans and a bit of mischief-making behind Vince Cable's call for faster action on Scotland's banks. The business secretary's mischief-making is clear from the recipient, Lord Wallace...Show More Summary
Up until now, I've always been a bit suspicious of complaints from the likes of Vince Cable, the business secretary, that the banks are gratuitously and deliberately starving UK business of the credit it needs to grow. It's long seemed to me that the problem is more lack of demand than supply, a point of [...]
Business Secretary feels teenage female anger after mixing up nation's most popular boy band with fat cats One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 12:45 ON Tue 16 Apr 2013 VINCE CABLE wilted today after his hostile remark about the earnings of...Show More Summary
Britain's top companies will be warned today that the Government may force them by law to appoint more women to their boardrooms after the number of new female directors being appointed stalled in the past six months.Vince Cable, the...Show More Summary
Vince Cable warns ruling on 'black hole' on balance sheets could hit borrowing First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 15:03 ON Wed 27 Mar 2013 THE BANK of England has been warned it risks delaying Britain's economic recovery after telling banks...Show More Summary
Vince Cable faced a diary clash; he could either go to the West Country to make a major aerospace funding announcement with the Deputy Prime Minister, or he could launch Cambridge Business Week. "I decided to come here not just for sentimental...Show More Summary
Terry Duddy calls for review of tax paid out to local councils – and Vince Cable agrees with him One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 09:55 ON Fri 15 Mar 2013 ARGOS BOSS Terry Duddy has called on George Osborne to freeze business rates in...Show More Summary
The following article written by Helen Duffett originally appeared on the Liberal Democrat Voice website: This evening, the Liberal Democrats have confirmed they won’t vote for Labour’s mischievous Opposition Day debate on mansion tax, instead tabling a Coalition amendment stating our support for the mansion tax and the Conservatives’ opposition to it. Vince Cable, [...]
It’s been a day of competing economic remedies: Vince Cable has been advancing his one (‘debt’s so cheap it’d be rude not to borrow more!’) and Liam Fox has today… Continue reading The post Liam Fox and the Plan A++ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
If Lib Dems vote against the Labour motion, they'll be accused of their biggest U-turn since student fees Column LAST UPDATED AT 10:25 ON Mon 11 Mar 2013 LABOUR have called Vince Cable's bluff over the mansion tax by publishing a day...Show More Summary
Is trouble afoot in LibDemLand? I ask because Vince Cable has been on the radio, once again flirting with the idea of voting with Labour on its mansion tax motion this week. "If it is a real commitment I would certainly welcome that. Nick Clegg and I are very strong supporters of a mansion tax [...]
The leaders of both coalition parties are seeing ministerial colleagues and backbenchers trying to push them further way from the centre at present. Nick Clegg has Vince Cable continuing to… Continue reading The post Cable and Fox tug at the Coalition’s centre appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Will the Lib Dems support Labour’s mansion tax vote? Vince Cable praised his pet policy idea last night, telling Lib Dem activists that it was an effective way of the… Continue reading The post Lib Dems to hold mansion tax vote strategy meeting appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Vince Cable managed to hit all the Lib Dem spots last night with his fringe speech at the Lib Dem spring conference. He didn’t just mention the words ‘land value… Continue reading The post Vince Cable: Tory ‘ideologues’ waging ‘jihad’ against public spending appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
After Vince Cable runs from reporters in Victoria Street, watch him fly down the Brighton promenade Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 08:57 ON Fri 8 Mar 2013 THE MOLE is looking forward to this weekend's big race: the Lib Dem handicap at Brighton. Show More Summary
It is only towards the tail end of his lengthy New Statesman essay on ‘the long economic stagnation of post-crisis Britain’ that Vince Cable lets off one of his bombshells.… Continue reading The post Vince Cable’s borrowing bombshell appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
This weekend David Cameron argued that the Tories are the ‘only party simultaneously committed to proper investment in the NHS and bringing down immigration’. This makes it all the odder that… Continue reading The post Why did no Tory attack Vince Cable for his opposition to the NHS budget ring fence? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
On The Sunday Politics today, Vince Cable told Andrew Neil that he disliked ring fencing particular departments. But he accepted that the NHS and DFID budgets would remain protected for… Continue reading The post Vince Cable tells Philip Hammond, cut Trident not welfare appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The allegations over Lord Rennard committing sexual harassment may not stop the Lib Dems from holding Eastleigh, but they could claim Nick Clegg. Ladbrokes now make it 2/1 that Clegg will be replaced as leader by the end of the year. So the Lib Dems might soon be in the familiar position of looking for [...]