Vince Cable admits Lib Dem claims are made up

Many people tired of Labour and the Conservatives offering the same core policies on major issues are taking a look at the Liberal Democrats to see if they can deliver something different.

Certainly the rhetoric coming out of Fib Dim HQ in Cowley Street is attention seeking.  Also, the smooth media ride being experienced by ‘economic sage’ and ‘Chancellor for all seasons’ Vince Cable has been allowing the Lib Dums to secure airtime they simply don’t deserve.

But it seems Cable’s media bubble – and consequently his usefulness to the Lib Dim campaign – is slowly being burst.  As this blog mentioned last week, The Sun ran a piece called Unstable Cable, focusing on a number of his flip flops.  Things have not improved for St Vince this week, thanks to Jon Sopel on the Politics Show.

ConservativeHome carries the transcript of one exchange that exposes Cable’s ‘Tory VAT Bombshell’ as just the latest example of dishonest Lib Dem campaigning.

JON SOPEL: I mean let’s leave aside whether or whether not there is a black hole in the Tories’ finances. Leave that to one side. You don’t know factually, that they are going to raise VAT. That is your conjecture.

VINCE CABLE: It is a conjecture and it’s a reasonable assumption and I wouldn’t claim anymore than that.

JON SOPEL: And that £389 is a rough figure plucked –

VINCE CABLE: It’s a ball park estimate of what it would require in order to fill that gap, and it seems a reasonable way of expressing that argument.”

JON SOPEL: Would you rule out raising VAT?

VINCE CABLE: No, I don’t. It’s something –
JON SOPEL: So therefore your position is no different to them.”

Yet another flip flop from Unstable Cable.  How long will it be before the BBC finally realises that lionising Vince Cable will make them look even more idiotic to their radio listeners and TV viewers?

What we have here is yet more lies told to the public by one of the main three parties.  But while all the parties are guilty of spin and outright deceit, the Lib Dems are particularly reliant on such an approach and are by far the nastiest and most vicious campaigners of the three.

This is why they deserve to be ruthlessly exposed for what they are, no matter where the story originates.  And while Nick Clegg is an incompetent and spiteful little prat, the more cerebral Cable is by far the worst offender and deserving of special attention.

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3 Responses to “Vince Cable admits Lib Dem claims are made up”


  1. 1 Daniel1979 11/04/2010 at 2:48 pm

    Cable & Clegg have both said on TV that they have “looked into the numbers” of people moving to Switzerland to avoid the higher tax rates in the UK and it is going down not up… I have no idea how such a statistic could be counted, let alone where it may be referenced.

    I haven’t bothered checking, I assumed that was made up.

  2. 2 Autonomous Mind 11/04/2010 at 3:17 pm

    According to a specialist company that helps people to relocate to Switzerland:

    ‘The new HMRC guidance makes it clear that the act of leaving the UK does not mean that a person will automatically becomenon-resident. So not only must the individual average less than 91 days in the UK after leaving (and must never spend 183 days or
    more in the UK in any tax year), but he/she must also be able to demonstrate that he/she has made a clean break from the UK for (in most cases) at least three years and has changed the current pattern of his/her lifestyle.’

    Perhaps the figures are therefore collated by HMRC and that’s where the Fib Dims got it from?


  1. 1 If Lib Dems don’t know their own policy how do we? « Autonomous Mind Trackback on 12/04/2010 at 10:37 am
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