The Scotsman cartoon: Government infighting

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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Vince Cable has denied any involvement in what has been described as a “a botched coup” to replace Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader.

As speculation mounted that he was behind the polls in Mr Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam constituency and Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander’s Inverness seat aimed at forcing the current party leadership out, Dr Cable insisted that he was fully behind the Deputy Prime Minister and called for party infighting to end.