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27 June 2010

Is Vince Cable selling his soul?

Now the Lib Dem, put up to do media for coalition, is forced to defend immigration cap.

By James Macintyre

Poor old Vince Cable. First, the man who tried to persuade Gordon Brown to keep alive the prospect of a “progressive alliance” appears on BBC Question Time, apparently on the orders of the Tories, and “meditates” his way through a debate over the regressive, VAT-hiking Budget.

Now, he has been forced on the BBC to defend the cap on immigration that his party previously opposed — as it did the VAT rise.

No wonder Harriet Harman says he has gone from “national treasure to Treasury poodle”; still less that a poll today shows half of all Liberal Democrat voters are poised to defect.

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