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Is a Lib Dem revival just round the corner?

Vince Cable is right to gamble on picking up the anti-Brexit vote

By Peter Kellner  

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

Poor Vince Cable. A decade ago, when he was the interim leader of the Liberal Democrats, he led a contingent of 62 MPs. Now, as his party’s real leader, he leads just 12. For five years he was a cabinet minister, pronouncing with authority from the despatch box. Now, he cannot even be sure of being called to ask anything at Prime Minister’s Questions. Despite winning, net, four more seats this year (including Cable’s own seat, Twickenham), the…

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