Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Why Vince Cable must go

Iain's blog on why Vince Cable must go, is over at Total Politics which can be found HERE.


Sposa said...

There is another view - see here http://cork-richardrant.blogspot.com/

javelin said...

Yes I completely agree.

He's been the John Prescott of the coalition, but he puts John in a good light.

He's not a loose cannon he's a cannon facing the wrong way.

Oh - Welcome back Iain.

Robert said...

But he won't, will he? Honour and accountability are two things you don't get with ministers these days. They are there for the money and the prestige.

Anonymous said...

Why he should not go ... (boy am I glad Mr D, nice bloke that he is, did not become a MP) ...

This story it is riddled with ironies and contradictions.

The Telegraph go out of their way to have a pop at Cable and other libdems - why? Because its leadership are anti coalition and Cameron and pro right wing loopy. This may be something to do with their 'secretive' owners. Either way their honey trap was blatantly political.


Not so long ago the Telegraph Group (including the Spectator), The Mail Group and The Guardian Group ALL wrote to Saint Vince demanding he do what he has admitted he has minded to do; ie not approve the take over.

But Lo ... The Telegraph for its own perverse political reasons stitches up the very man they are pleading with to sustain their own economic future! Clever or what?

But easy peasy - they censor that! Great thing this freedom of the press.One wonders what Vince (whose anti Murdoch bias would have been well known at the Telegraph) would have made of his entrapment - even if his Murdoch comments had not come to light. Does anybody seriously expect him to do the Telegraph a commercial favour knowing they had set him up? He would really have to be a saint to do that.

So which ever way this may have panned out, to pursue its own political bias The Telegraph set out on a process which was going to scupper its commercial interests.
Clever? Wherever the resignations come from - there should be shedloads at The Telegraph.

Anonymous said...

I disagree. He is reduced into a jelly and he will fade away, some day.

Anonymous said...

Why martyr him? Better keep your enemy close - and emasculated - and thus out of the game.
Happy Christmas Iain.

Cynic said...

There was a young man called Vince
Whose policies seemed to convince
While banks he was spanking
Young Clegg’s vote was tanking
Till the Telegraph turned him to mince.

Dioclese said...

Talking of people going then if you going to quit blogging, Iain, get on with it and do us all a favour...or was that just yet another stunt to increase your profile?

Phil101 said...

I think the Telegraph might as well be a red rag now since they are propping up labours poll ratings I wrote more about that here http://socyberty.com/politics/the-red-telegraph/

Tapestry said...

Cable tried to do the right thing and open up the ownership of the MSM. He's a hero of democracy for taking on the power of vested interests that are crippling our democracy.

And I'm a Conservative.

Libertarian said...


What utter utter utter drivel. Do you not even bother to apply rational thought before you advance an argument?

MSM UK ( National not counting local)


9 differently owned newspaper groups



6 broadcast platforms

95 separately owned TV stations

100's programme makers/content providers


5 national stations ( Nil owned by News Int Corp)

ER please explain where the monopoly is in that?

You also have a deluded view of democracy, democracy is what a majority of the people want, NOT what YOU want.

The only power Murdoch has is that a large majority of people choose to buy and read his newspapers and to subscribe to his TV channels.

The people restricting even more open media in the uk are two fold,

The taxpayer funded state broadcaster the BBC ( especially at local level)

The ludicrous political crap that is DAB

Stupid licence restrictions.

All of that is also coming to an end for the MSN as the internet supplants it all.

By the way as an owner of a local radio station I have no vested interests in the Murdoch empire

Tapestry said...

Yes, Libertarian let's all rollover to the power of the Murdochs and their friends in America. I can't wait to be sucked into yet more War On Terror.

No name to your radio station.