Low Voltage Cable
The good (two faced) Doctor could kill the coalition!
How very odd of Doctor Cable to pronounce that he could bring down the government, I guess many a Tory and Lib-Dem supporter will now be seeing him as a two faced opportunist prepared to say whatever mollifies his listeners in any given situation – he is a politician after all.
Of course having had those lengthy discussions at the beginning of May, he would have known exactly what he was getting into, and had a very good idea of the areas of policy that were tugging at his heart strings, one must assume, therefore, that Cable decided to forego all of his inner tensions in order to enjoy life as a Cabinet minister. It must be difficult now for anyone in the Westminster Village to imagine a less trustworthy colleague, surely?
If he does decide to amputate himself from Whitehall, at least we can be reassured that the good Doctor has a conscience, however, considering the breadth of the tie in arrangements for this five year fixed term Parliament, which make the removal of a government in the House of Commons that much more difficult, a ministerial resignation can hardly be described as a “nuclear option”.
A 3 volt spark will not start a revolution!