Vince Cable, a Liberal Democrat Minister, has been stripped of his responsibilities after declaring ‘war’ on Rupert Murdoch. The comments were made by Cable to two Telegraph journalists posing as Liberal Democrat supporters.
In a statement, a Downing Street spokesman said: “Following comments made by Vince Cable to The Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister has decided that he will play no further part in the decision over News Corporation’s proposed takeover of BSkyB.
I have to confess that I am slightly disappointed in The Telegraph here, using a News Of The World style sting to get these revelations.
Cable also made the comment that he could ‘bring down the Government’, at a time when cracks are starting to show in the Coalition. As they celebrate their first Christmas in power, one has to wonder whether they will see another one.