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Vince Cable open to future coalition

The new leader of the Liberal Democrats on Brexit chaos, Tim Farron's mistakes and political deals

By Alex Dean  

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

“Clearly we don’t know what the world will be like in five, ten years’ time.”

I asked the new Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, if his party would ever consider going into coalition again. His response was shocking.

“Our overall stance is to try and be constructive and work with other people.” The MP for Twickenham continued. The Lib Dems couldn’t “under current circumstances” work with either Labour or the Tories—but Cable refused to rule out…

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