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Lib Dem chaos as Cable denies anti-Clegg plot: Business secretary admits he knew of polls suggesting he should be leader: Lib Dem chaos as Cable denies anti-Clegg plot

May 29, 2014 - The Guardian (London) - Final Edition

Vince Cable is facing questions over his loyalty after one of his closest allies resigned over a failed attempt to get Nick Clegg sacked, claiming the business secretary had been aware of secret polling that undermined the Liberal Democrat leader.

In a day of chaos for the Lib Dems, Cable strongly denied being involved in attempts by his friend, Lord Oakeshott, to get rid of Clegg, insisting he was strongly behind his leader. However, the business secretary was forced to admit he had known...