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Vince Cable Looks For Good Press By “Interfering” In Criminal Investigation re RBS and Ignoring Devolution

Vince Cable is the Business Secretary at Westminster. He is a Lib Dem. He has been an MP for a long time, so, one would assume, actually knows something about the constitution.

Mr Cable is a silly man.

Mr Cable is a silly man.

However he seems to have decided, in one fell swoop, to forget about the separation of powers and about the independence of the prosecution system. He also seems a bit clueless regarding devolution

The BBC reports today :-

Business Secretary Vince Cable has written to the Scottish legal authorities urging a rapid decision on whether to prosecute former directors of Royal Bank of Scotland.

Mr Cable said the matter had been referred to them in January last year.

He said he was very keen for a decision to be reached as quickly as possible to maintain public confidence. Continue reading

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David Cameron Gets Bitten By His Own Watchdog

On 17th May 2010 the newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, made a speech about the course of the new coalition’s economic policies.

This included an announcement of an innovation – the Office for Budget Responsibility.

Part of his speech is reproduced below. Continue reading

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