Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Lord Bonkers' Diary: Cablemania
How quickly reputations can change in politics! For years I have joshed the Member for Twickenham by referring to him affectionately as Vince “Low Voltage” Cable, but no one would call him that today.
It happens that I am invited to hear him speak this evening and, though I arrive at the Hall in good time after the customary stiffener, I find queues snaking around the building. Cable arrives and is hustled into the building by a protective phalanx of policemen as the crowds try to rip off a piece of his clothing. Unfortunately, it is hard to hear his speech because the young ladies at the front of the audience insist upon screaming all the way through it. The result is that his observations on the finer points of the marginal propensity to consume and so forth are quite lost.
Having been present at this event I shall in future refer to him as “High Voltage Cable”.