Who would lead the Lib Dems after Nick Clegg is deposed is discussed by Nicholas Watt over on the Guardian Blog, it's titled "Vince Cable in renaissance as Lib Dems embark on battle for soul of party" and is well worth a read.
Vince Cable has had one of the toughest transitions to government, having tripped up over his comments about BSkyB and News International, his possibly not voting for his own bill, the U-turn over university tuition fees and the public money spent on burnishing his image all of which have led to him being described as "gaffe prone". What strikes me is that his political renaissance has come about not by turning around a government department or by proposing innovative and effective policies but by a series of very public attacks.
The Guardian blog post is illustrated with a picture of Vince Cable captioned with the words "Vince Cable is returning to the political frontline after well received attacks on Tory cabinet colleagues".
I often hear that people don't like negative politics but I am struck by the last seven words of that caption "well received attacks on Tory cabinet colleagues".
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