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What will happen after the next general election?

Hunt very closely amongst the very oldest people in every last bungalow and care home around the country and you might just find someone who was alive when the Liberal Democrats or their predecessors last won a general election.
Vince Cable

Vince Cable on his policy priorities at the Social Liberal Forum conference

19 July 2014 ,
The highlights from Vince Cable's speech at the Social Liberal Forum annual conference.
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What will Clegg’s next gamble be?

9 June 2014 , ,
Last Thursday’s Queen’s Speech confirmed that the Liberal Democrats will stay in coalition until the general election. With, in particular, both Steve Webb and Vince Cable securing significant legislation that will take many months to pass through Parliament, pulling out of government ahead of the election would simply mean bizarrely and counter-productively abandoning Lib Dem […]
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Vindication for Vince

24 January 2014 , , ,
"Vince Cable allies pleased Governor Carney reportedly wants Help to Buy maximum loan reduced from £600,000 to £350,000. Vince Vindication."
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7 quick observations on what Lord Ashcroft’s new polling says about Lib Dems

4 January 2014 , , ,
1. As with Labour, the biggest source of new supporters for the Conservatives are Liberal Democrats. Winning votes from, or losing some of those gains back to, the Liberal Democrats is key to the prospects of both of the largest parties, just as it is to the Liberal Democrats. (See p.33 of the full document […]
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Now that’s rather better from Nick Clegg

11 October 2013 , ,
Unlike yesterday, this is rather good: British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is to start conversations in government about how to update the legal oversight of the UK’s security services in the light of disclosures by the Guardian that powerful new technologies appear to have outstripped the current system of legislative and political oversight. Clegg’s aides said he would […]
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VIDEO: Jeremiah was proved right – watch Vince Cable’s conference speech on the economy

17 September 2013 , , ,
Here’s the new film from the Liberal Democrats: Also on YouTube.
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By a whisker, Lib Dem leadership pulls it off in the day’s crunch votes: Monday at Lib Dem conference

The day started with all sorts of speculation about Vince Cable's attitudes towards the big economy debate.
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Cable calls for compromise as more twists and turns ahead of Monday’s economy debates

Compared to the flurry of activity to win over Liberal Democrat conference representatives on the party’s proposed Trident policy (see the steady stream of guest posts on Lib Dem Voice on the subject), there’s been remarkably little activity over Monday’s vote in Glasgow for or against a 50p top rate of income tax. People in […]
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MP conference fringe league table 2013: please send any spare time machines to Vince

2 September 2013 , , ,
Back for its fifth year is my conference fringe meeting league table, showing how many fringes each MP will be speaking at. As ever, this is based on the information from the official listings. Vince Cable easily wins not only top spot in the league table but also the coveted Simon Hughes Memorial Prize for Multiple Simultaneous […]