A Labour Party spokesman destroyed the credibility of the Liberal Democrats with just two words.
Asked for a comment on Vince Cable’s demand for Jeremy Corbyn’s resignation, the spokesman responded: “Vince who?”
Here‘s the Daily Mirror‘s report on what Mr Cable said – in his Liberal Democrat party conference speech: “Vince Cable today demanded Jeremy Corbyn RESIGN in a vicious conference speech attack on the Labour leader and his ‘hard left bootboys’.
“Sir Vince [told] members: ‘He used to be the campaigning backbencher who joined us in opposing the Iraq War and defending civil liberties.
“‘In his new role he has kept his hands clean and his image polished by hiring hard left bootboys and girls to do his dirty work. They do the bullying and the intimidation of colleagues and he claims not to know.
“‘He indulges anti-Semitic bigots and pleads ignorance.”Vince Cable today demanded Jeremy Corbyn RESIGN in a vicious conference speech attack on the Labour leader and his “hard left bootboys”.
“Sir Vince accused Mr Corbyn’s inner circle of until recently being ‘on the Stalinist wing of the microscopic British Communist Party’ with policies ‘more relevant to the steam age than to the digital age’.
“Quoting a Tory attack line, he declared: ‘We do not believe in magic money trees and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.'”
Westminster news-hacks were quick to contact the Labour press office, seeking an angry response that they could hype up into a row. Instead – well, Owen Bennett of City AM details the response he got:
Other Labour representatives were more forthcoming with their opinion about Mr Cable. Many of us are likely to agree with Angela Rayner, who tweeted the following:
Vince Cable today demanded Jeremy Corbyn resign. Vince you and your former leader Nick Clegg have ruined the Lib Dems after backing the Tories in the austerity fuelled coalition which was a disaster, you have reduced the Lib Dems to an empty shell of insignificance. So sad to see pic.twitter.com/UIqYRDh68n
— 🌈 Angela Rayner 🌈 (@AngelaRayner) September 18, 2018
The most likely reason for Mr Cable’s outburst was provided by ‘Old Git’:
Vince Cable today confessed his fear that the Lib Dems will never get any more support while Jeremy Corbyn remains Labour leader.
— Old Git (@toooldforit) September 18, 2018
And rightly so.
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Ah, yes. “Sir” (he’s even accepted a Kt. why?) is the prat who privatised the post office.
Well done that man. Next stop the tory party? Then a seat as “Lord Vince, who makes one wince, of Much Binding in the Marsh.”
Vince Cable is even less popular than Macron – the other extreme right-wing Neoliberal “Fake Centrist”. He is now both 1. Old & 2. Bitter, remembered as a Coalition partner to the cruel Tories. They would have had a better effect if there was a minority Tory Govt. – total fools!
He’s got a bloody nerve! Lib-Dems sold out the country by climbing into bed with the Tories in exchange for their 15 minutes of fame (& a Tax on plastic bags) and Cable flogged Royal Mail at a loss. Just go Cable, and don’t come back, good riddance.
Wince who? Vince waste o’space: that’s who!
To think – I used to vote for them to keep the Torys out: sometimes you have to do what you have to do: then discovered they WERE Torys all along: in yellow togs too! It isn’t going to happen again!
Vince who? You know the man who is fighting for the security of the UK. If you want to castigate someone try that fool Corbyn, He has just ruled out a second referendum denying the British people the right to democracy and decide now that they know some of the truth of this catastrophe called ‘Brexit’. He is not a man of honour he is a bolody fool and he is consigning the Labour party to the wilderness as did the other far left leaders of the past. Oh yes I remeberr the debacle of Foot and Kinnock. He could have had it all, but his intransigence is absolutely appalling. He’s just throuwn it all away. His latest standing in the IPSOS pool puts him behind Theresa May. Behind Theresa May. Let that soak in. If you think I might be a tad cross you are right I am bloody furious.
Vince Cable – fighting for the security of the UK? Neil Kinnock – far left? Oh dear. You also seem misinformed.