The accusation of Anne Widdicombe pre-Strictly-Come Dancing …was that she would lose herself to the giddy world of fame (and presumably fortune) and be led like a donkey down the route of becoming some mad media tart.. She didn’t… She consistently and eloquently explained that she understood perfectly the difference between being a serious politician in her hey day – and a dancing anachronism in her twilight years.
With really heavy heart (witness my tribute to him ), I have to say that it looks like Vince seems unable to do the same.Vince is acting out the role of the love-child of Nick Clegg and Pamela Stephenson. Bright-Politician-come-OAP-media-ballroom-star.
Well my friend – You are not . And it’s time for your to choose. You are either a serious politician who is signed up to the coalition..playing by the coalition rules – as the Tory boys have to -and is willing to take on the responsibilities of that job….
Or you are a retired old has-been looking for a way to fund your retirement years with a bit of a reputation, a couple of books – and a nearly successful Strictly-Come-Dancing career.
Which is it ? A player ? or a Prima Donna ?
You are one man – who apparently thinks he is so big and so clever – that YOU can bring down the government… Is that really the Vince Cable I saw in action just a few years ago ? Has power really gone to your head that much ?…
… Put another way. In footballing terms… Are you a Beckham – rooting for the team that you are playing for and the country that you love … or you are Tevez /Rooney – looking for the next big chance for yourself?
If I were Nick I would tell you to sling your hook. I doubt he will. Not because he is weak. But because I think he knows your value. Do you ? Or have your forgotten ? I am guessing that Nick will tell you that this is your ”AABF” ( absolutely absolutely bloody final) warning.
On balance he may be right, but it is “too close to call”. Your Ego seems to be taking hold.
If Mr Ego hasn’t seized control ..and you simply can’t stomach the necessary cuts that you yourself said were necessary… then retire gracefully – with your dignity intact. Write your books, do your cruises and Waltz your way around the country.
If you are are not yet ready for the sell out. Prove it. Stand by your colleagues and the Coalition Agreement.Tags: Add new tag, Vince Cable