Express reveals god-like Vince is human after all

by Stephen Tall on June 21, 2009

Will Vince Cable’s reputation for economic foresight ever recover from today’s shocking Express revelation that the Lib Dem shadow chancellor:

… received 19 reminders and warnings from utility firms and office equipment suppliers during 2005-6. His electricity and gas suppliers both threatened to cut off his constituency office over non-payment of bills. Disconnection usually only takes place in cases of persistent non-payment.

The following year he received a further total of 13 reminders and warnings. The office supply firm GE Capital Equipment claimed a total of £190 for overdue payments and “defaults”. These extra costs all appear to have been charged to the taxpayer.

In a statement last night, Dr Cable said: “I have a very busy constituency office and all expenses claims need to be signed off by me. We try to pay all of the bills as soon as possible, but occasionally things can slip through the net.”

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Vince Cable writes with great compassion in his weekend column on `Father`s Day’ and discusses his relationship with his own father and lesson`s learnt from his example.

This piece by far the most human and moving tribute to our illustrious and principled Shadow Chancellor.

On `Father`s Day’ perhaps those who are sharing the enrapture of their children`s cards and treats, can also consider the many thousands of British father`s, whom have and share genuine love for their children and are not feckless but do have the opportunity to share a smile, with their kids today!

by Cllr Patrick Smith on June 21, 2009 at 10:44 am. Reply #

`but do not have the opportunity to share a smile with their kids today’.

English law must be more progressive in the spirit, as opposed to the letter of the law, on behalf of all good men whom are not feckless,and seek to be good parents, in the UK today.

by Cllr Patrick Smith on June 21, 2009 at 10:54 am. Reply #

Was it with British Gas? I had the same problem in having `13 reminders` – the only problem was the fact of about 6 reminders I gave THEM telling them the meter readings only to be told `we’ll send you a bill`.

by John on June 21, 2009 at 11:41 am. Reply #

Shows he is human, or of course old getting past it and does not trust his staff. as for the other shit about children and my father oh my god what next

by Robert on June 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm. Reply #

“Do your worst, Express!”

“Er… well, his office had a few red bills…”

Great to see that investigative journalism is thriving at the heart of the Desmond empire.

What next, revelations that he forgot to put his milk bottles out for two days in a row?

by LJH on June 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm. Reply #

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