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'George Osborne Demonised People Who Are Out of Work. That is Wrong'

George Osborne In Thought

Vince Cable has just come back from a Friday afternoon dance lesson and is full of beans. "I am now at the top grade," says the former star of Strictly Come Dancing, who has been polishing his routines ahead of a big exam this weekend. "The next stage is a teaching diploma. At some point, when I retire or get thrown out, it will be quite a nice retirement job. It is always useful to have another string to your bow."

Tories Sought Donors' Cash to Fight Lib Dem Mansion Tax

London Terraces

The Conservative party privately sent letters to Tory donors and wealthy homeowners promising to defeat Liberal Democrat plans for a mansion tax at the same time as their coalition partners thought they were negotiating on a version of the proposal ahead of the autumn statement, it emerged on Friday.