Fury as Vincent Cable says what everyone actually thinks
In a classic sting, Cable was clearly seen to imply that letting Rupert Murdoch take over the 10% of TV he isn’t already controlling may not be a very good idea. The crisis is now threatening to escalate to the point where a decision may have to be made, unless Cheryl Cole put on a new frock or something else happens that is more important.
Some analysts believe the whole tradition of ministerial responsibility for saying nothing in particular could be at risk. Commented one: ‘The very idea that a left-leaning politician, forced into alliance with a right-wing party, might privately disagree with some of the policies of that right-wing party, especially when it comes to ensuring that only right-wing opinions ever get mass coverage, is deeply shocking.’
Posted: Dec 23rd, 2010 by Oxbridge