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Diary: July 2012

Rowan explores Narnia, Bill Clinton gets headhunted, and Cameron meets Adonis

By Prospect   July 2012


Will Cable wield the knife?

Will Vince Cable be Liberal Democrat leader by the next general election? Senior Lib Dems are discussing plans to replace Nick Clegg with Cable, in the hope of preventing the party’s devastation at the polls. Lord Oakeshott, who resigned as a minister under Cable at the department for business, innovation and skills in February last year, has been telling friends that he expects Cable to be leader “within a year.” Oakeshott called for Jeremy Hunt to resign on 10th June, and is becoming increasingly rebellious. He is now said to be among those urging…

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