I read it as an honest account of what any government is like on the inside. As Vince himself says:
“You know I have never been in government, never been a minister, so I have no idea what it was like under the Labour government. My general impression was that it was more, they were same philosophy, but they didn’t like each other and it was very personal, whereas with the Tories, it is more professional. We may not have anything in common, but you have a professional process by which you arbitrate, negotiate and produce compromises. And the Cabinet does function as a Cabinet, in the way it is supposed to in the textbooks. We debate things across the table.”In fact it sounds as though this government is operating more satisfactorily than most in living memory.
And Liberal Democrat members will be reassured to learn that our ministers are busy fighting to get our policies implemented.
Still, the Telegraph bills this as the first of several exposes of what Lib Dem MPs are saying in private, so we shall see if anything more damaging is to come.