Three quick thoughts about the ‘revelations’ in the Telegraph today:-
1. It reveals how Vince Cable appears to have become the bête noire for the Tory right, bizarrely after having steered through Parliament student finance decisions which one would have thought they would have loved. The line of a reshuffle with a straight Cable/Laws swap is coming from their sources, something Liberal Democrats would do well to remember.
2. The Telegraph will stop at nothing to break the coalition and smear Liberal Democrats. Well, no surprise there.
3. Vince’s view of the coalition and its programme remains somewhat Eeyoreish with concerns about some ideas with which many Liberal Democrats will sympathise, and which Liberal Democrat leaders would do well to articulate as a reminder that we are a separate and distinctive party with a coalition programme published and agreed, and other ideas outside of it which would need to be agreed.
Politics as usual, in other words.