Political Scrapbook can lift the lid on Vince Cable’s links to a 2014 plot to overthrow Nick Clegg — dubbed the most “ham-fisted attempt at a coup since Mark Thatcher”. The business secretary used a series of bizarre excuses and sent misleading information to the standards tsar while attempting to shirk responsibility for his failure to declare a […]

Vince Cable and a parliamentary aide have been ordered to apologise by the Standards Commissioner — after Political Scrapbook wrote to the watchdog highlighting their failure to declare a whopping £12,000 in private polling conducted in their constituencies by a rich friend. The polling in Twickenham and the Wells constituency of Cable’s PPS Tessa Munt formed the cornerstone of […]

Though the move has been expected since October, Nick Clegg is due to officially sack Vince Cable as the Lib Dems’ economy spokesman tomorrow. Writing for the Speccie, ex-Lib Dem hack Charlotte Henry notes that Cable’s demotion at the expense of a leadership rival (Danny Alexander) could indicate that ‘Saint Vince’ is a political gonner: “That team Clegg feel confident enough […]

With the Standards Commissioner now investigating Vince Cable and his PPS Tessa Munt for failing to declare private polling conducted in their constituencies by their ally Lord Oakeshott, it now emerges that Cable actually declared his — on the very same day that Scrapbook published the complaint we’d submitted. Name of donor: Lord Oakeshott Address of donor: private Amount […]

The parliamentary standards commissioner is to open an investigation into Vince Cable and his aide Tessa Munt following evidence submitted by Scrapbook (FULL LETTER). With expensive private polling of their constituencies linked to Lord Oakeshott’s botched coup against Nick Clegg, the pair failed to declare any donation-in-kind on the Register of Members’ Intersts — despite such surveys […]

In light of Vince Cable and his parliamentary aide Tessa Munt failing to declare expensive private polling conducted in their constituencies by ally Lord Oakeshott, Scrapbook has referred them to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. Letter in full below. SEE ALSO: Vince Cable and Aide fail to declare £8,000+ in private polling Vince Cable’s PPS […]

Vince Cable has failed to declare expensive polling of his constituency provided privately by his friend Lord Oakeshott. Surveys carried out by ICM and funded by the wealthy peer were a cornerstone of an abortive coup attempt against Nick Clegg — but haven’t yet appeared on the relevant parliamentary register. Along with a survey of his PPS Tessa […]

As Michael Crick observed earlier this week, a private constituency poll is a substantial donation-in-kind which should be declared as an interest by any MP lucky enough to receive one: Presumably Vince Cable was about to declare on right registers the gift of a expensive poll in Twickenham from his friend Matthew Oakeshott — Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) May […]