Posts Tagged ‘Vince Cable’

What’s the worst the Lib Dems have done?

by Jon Lansman.

What is it? The worst thing? Lying about student fees? Continuing to sell out on the NHS? Not for me. It’s the economy stupid. Making Labour the scapegoat for the deficit instead of facing up to the problem. Cameron couldn’t have done it without them.  And now they’ve bounced along the bottom in the polls […]

Where are the Social Democrats now?

by Jon Lansman.

Polly Toynbee reminded us yesterday of who were some of the social democrats in the great Labour break-away of the early 1980s: Andrew Lansley, for example, now a Tory dismantling the NHS, and opposed by his former colleague, Shirley Williams, now in the Lib Dems. Danny Finkelstein advised one Tory leader (William Hague) just as his colleague, Andrew […]

The Coalition goes nuclear….

by Darrell Goodliffe.

Vince Cable certainly got more than he bargained for when he spoke to two Daily Telegraph reporters posing as constituents. He, now infamously, said he had a ‘nuclear option’ which involved walking out of the government and ‘bringing it down’. The first thing that struck me about this story was that even if the Daily Telegraph […]

Cable, class and capitalism

by Michael Meacher.

Bully for Vince Cable today turning a harsh light into the murky world of corporate and City practices.   Pity that New Labour in 13 years never thought of doing this – they were too busy sucking up to City bosses.   But there’s one large glaring gap in the Cable plans.     He’s […]

The bankers set out to destroy industry – and Vince Cable

by Ann Pettifor.

So Sir James Sassoon has joined the Eton boy, Osborne, and the Barclays banker, David Laws, at the Treasury, as Commercial Secretary – a post invented and designed for him.  Sir James was vice chairman Investment Banking at UBS Warburg between1985-2002, where he specialised in privatisations. The capture of the Treasury by the City of […]

Will Vince force countries to report by country?

by Richard Murphy.

The Telegraph reported this weekend that “Vince Cable, the new Business Secretary, has placed tackling tax avoidance by businesses at the top of his list of priorities.” That’s welcome news, albeit that as he’s not a Treasury minister, it might seem a little surprising. Or is it?

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