Saturday, November 08, 2008

Vince Cable, the nation's uncle

The Cult of Cable just continues to grow.

Writing in the Spectator, Lesley Beresford describes public reaction to the recession:
We regressed to childhood, and became incapable of accepting responsibility for our actions. We looked to parliament, in loco parentis, to clear up our mess (and to the likes of Vince Cable who, in his role as the voice of reason, became in our national, collective transference the kindly uncle who looks out for you).


Neil Stockley said...

There may be some truth in this observation -- people could well see Vince Cable in this way. Perhaps "the kindly uncle" is his personal brand / narrative. People often relate to politicians through family-type metaphors and frameworks. It would also explain why the party as a whole has not really gained from the "cult of Vince",

Anonymous said...

Shame your idol was more than two months late spotting that the banks had gone on strike.

But still, better late than tory.