I guess Gordon Brown intended it as an insult, but when he said during Prime Minister's Questions today;
"I am beginning to think he is better at the jokes than he is at his economics."
I thought to myself that Vince must be a stunning comedian, if what Gordon Brown says is correct. After all, Vince was an extremely senior Chief Economist for one of the UK's and the world's largest companies, is well known in the media and press to have his finger on the pulse of economic matters and has never been shown to be wanting when it comes to his economic policies and his real understanding of prudent accounting. Yet given Vince's CV, Gordon Brown still thinks he is a better comedian. High praise indeed from Gordon Brown. Forget "Strictly Come Dancing" Vince, you should be telling jokes at the Royal Variety Performance if you are as good as Gordon Brown says.
At least there is one thing beyond doubt. Vince Cable is an MP who can tell jokes and is an economist. As Gordon Brown has highlighted recently. He is an MP who has neither of those skills.