Heavens to Betsy, Vince is an angry man, isn’t he? He wants to run over bankers, despises his coalition partners and seems to think anyone who owns a big house should be punished for it.
Obviously, as his former opponent, none of this surprises me, but having had the benefit of watching his performance with my professional (rather than political) hat on over the last year, I believe now is the time to let him snipe and whinge from the side-lines.
The reasons for this are essentially twofold, which I’ll explain below.
1. Vince Cable has not delivered
Short of being Chancellor of the Exchequer, Vince was given his dream job in the cabinet in May 2010 – Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. He could use his so-called “visionary” knowledge of economics to get Britain’s economy back on track by boosting private sector enterprise and making Britain a world-class hub for higher-level skills. On both counts he has flunked.