Vince: Gordon is the “Old Mother Hubbard of Downing Street”

by Stephen Tall on November 5, 2007

The Queen’s Speech takes place tomorrow, but expectations are lower this year even than normal, owing to the fact that Gordon ‘no spin’ Brown pre-announced the 23 bills and draft bills which would be introduced back in July.

Acting Lib Dem leader Vince Cable has said he finds it “unlikely” that Tuesday’s statement will be “full of radical ideas, bold proposals and visionary direction”:

“With only one exception, last summer’s draft legislative programme proposed bills with roots firmly planted in the Blair era. The government has simply run out of policy ideas. And the prime minister has become the Old Mother Hubbard of 10 Downing Street. When he got there the cupboard was bare.”

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