Fury as Vincent Cable says what everyone actually thinks

no longer allowed to watch himself on telly

Britain has been seething with anger after Business Secretary Vincent Cable was taped expressing exactly the same opinion as everyone else.

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.’

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Posted: Dec 23rd, 2010 by

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