A light-hearted side to Vince Cable's data dump

Crunch time: Someone in Dr Cable's office enjoyed a credit crunch chocolate bar

Crunch time: Someone in Dr Cable's office enjoyed a credit crunch chocolate bar

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It was not all serious private information leaked due to careless document disposal – there was also a much lighter side to found documents.

In one pile of papers there were various shopping lists, complete with details of special offers, which raised the question was it Dr Cable himself, or a member of his staff, who has the penchant for “perfectly ripe white nectarines”.

And among other amusing details gained from discarded trash was an insight into the types of mail MPs regularly receive.

One letter, sent from a voter in Somerset, included a jokey song with the lyrics “All the news and all the screws. All of the usual right-wing views. Stick with the Telegraph and Sun, Sun, Sun.”

And another, sent anonymously, shows a picture of the Business Secretary wearing his famous hat under a request for him to step down from his political position. The text reads: “Thanks for wasting our money then blaming journalist for doing their jobs properly. People losing their jobs, houses everything and you cost us £300k.

“Resign.”

There was also evidence of Cable enjoying chocolate branded with his own face, the discarding of a £2 cheque from a supporter, requests for him to return borrowed tango CDs and a notice informing him he was due to be included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World publication 2011.

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4:00pm Fri 4 Nov 11

EdwinaWaugh says...

Cable thinks he is such a wonderful chap. He is just an overpaid and pompous **** like all politicians. I would like to see him fined £500,000 for breaching Data Confidentiality, but we know he wont. The judiciary are hand in glove with these leeches.
Cable thinks he is such a wonderful chap. He is just an overpaid and pompous **** like all politicians. I would like to see him fined £500,000 for breaching Data Confidentiality, but we know he wont. The judiciary are hand in glove with these leeches. EdwinaWaugh
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7:49pm Sat 5 Nov 11

Twickenham resident says...

Totally agree Edwina.

Wonder if he paid for these hideous chocolates out of party funds?

the ego of the man is beyond belief.
Totally agree Edwina. Wonder if he paid for these hideous chocolates out of party funds? the ego of the man is beyond belief. Twickenham resident
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4:42pm Sun 6 Nov 11

Montrose says...

I couldn’t agree more with Edwina Waugh and Twickenham Resident. The cliché that comes to mind about Vincent Cable is – if he were chocolate he’d eat himself!

Turning to the bar of chocolate – that wrapper is extremely unattractive. I wonder whether they had a competition for the slogan “That’s a mouthful” because it could bring to mind non-chocolate connotations?!
I couldn’t agree more with Edwina Waugh and Twickenham Resident. The cliché that comes to mind about Vincent Cable is – if he were chocolate he’d eat himself! Turning to the bar of chocolate – that wrapper is extremely unattractive. I wonder whether they had a competition for the slogan “That’s a mouthful” because it could bring to mind non-chocolate connotations?! Montrose
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