Vince Cable returned to the centre of a political storm last night as further revelations were made regarding his consitutency meeting with two undercover Telegraph journalists.
A transcript of the recording yielded the following claims:
• Yeah, my brother drives a tank in Afghanistan
• I’ve got the latest limited edition Nike trainers, you can only get them in America, my nan went there last week. They’re in a safe at the bank.
• My dad invented the paper clip.
• I’ve got Justin Bieber’s mobile number but it’s on my other mobile that I got with Argos vouchers for my birthday, and it only works in America.
• I sent the first email ever, I wrote to my cousin calling him a bummer, it’ll probably be in a museum soon or something.
• I can get you Take That tickets, I’m bezzie mates with Robbie, I once lent him a fifty for the fruities – he had two sevens on hold and I knew that the thing was about to drop. It did and he owes me.
He closed the consultation by inviting both ladies to a nearby pub: “You really should come down The Ship with me because I know all the bouncers and I was in primary school with the barman, I can served no problem, probably give us free drinks all night.”
This comes close on the heels of several exposes which have threatened to rock the coalition. Last week Nick Clegg admitted to having regularly taped the top 40 off the radio on a Sunday night, and Michael Gove was grilled by a parliamentary sub-committee on his alleged possession of an offensive face.