Vince Cable’s sharp elbows

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See if you can spot the remarkable thing about this BBC News story:

Discs ‘worth £1.5bn’ to criminals

Two missing computer discs containing the personal details of 25 million people could be worth up to £1.5bn to criminals, say the Lib Dems.

Acting leader Vincent Cable told MPs an “enormous amount” was still at stake, after discs containing the entire child benefit database got lost in transit.

Ministers say there is no evidence they have been intercepted by criminals.

But in a Tory-led debate on the issue shadow chancellor George Osborne asked if the “whole truth” had been told.

Did you spot it? Yes, that’s right – the debate was Tory-led, yet it is the Lib Dems who got top billing.

What I don’t understand is how Vince manages to do this so effortlessly while his predecessor (and Kennedy for that matter) always had the opposite problem, with the Tories stealing our press.

To be fair on Chris Huhne, his sharp elbows are on full display today as well. Rumours that he has affected a soft Western Isles accent and started voting for homophobic legislation have yet to be confirmed (joke).

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