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Vince Cable’s statement on the European election results

The Business Secretary described party leader Nick Clegg's actions as "bold"

By Prospect Team  

Following last week’s European elections, in which the Liberal Democrats lost all but one of their 12 MEPs, Vince Cable issued the following statement while on a trade visit to China:

“These were exceptionally disappointing results for the party. Many hard working Liberal Democrats, who gave this fight everything they had and then lost their seats, are feeling frustrated and disheartened and we all understand that.

“Nick did a bold thing in standing up to the eurosceptic wave which has engulfed much of continental Europe. We are the only party to have taken that on and he personally deserves tremendous…

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