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# Vince Cable

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Ulster Bank parent company 'forced small firms to default'
A report by the British government has alleged that Royal Bank of Scotland hit healthy businesses with charges and rates that forced them to close allowing bank to seize their assets at a lower price.
# Euro
Britain's Business Secretary: Euro collapse could lead to conflict
Vince Cable made the comments at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, where he said that there isn’t a guarantee extreme nationalism and conflict won’t return to Europe.
# Leveson
Murdoch testimony puts pressure on British government minister
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is under pressure to resign following testimony from James Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry yesterday. Rupert Murdoch appears before the media inquiry today.
# Review 2011
Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.
# Eurozone
Germany welcomes S&P moves to downgrade eurozone
Wolfgang Schauble says threats that the entire eurozone could be downgraded are an “incentive” for EU leaders to strike a deal.
# In the Dumps
Second British MP apologises for dumping documents in bin
A local resident found material containing constituents’ details which were dumped outside Business Secretary Vince Cable’s constituency office.
Support for UK's voting reform referendum collapses in new poll
The anti-AV side leads 58-42 – but almost a quarter of voters are undecided – as David Cameron speaks out in opposition.
# UK
Prince Andrew's UK trade role could be scaled back over association with convicted paedophile
The Royal family member has come under pressure for his links to Jeffrey Epstein with a number of UK government ministers refusing to back him in his role.
No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB
The British government has yet to make a decision on whether to allow the full takeover amid monopoly concerns.