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Is Vince Cable undermining George Osborne?

It seems that the uneasy truce between Vince Cable and George Osborne could be showing signs of strain after Vince Cable suggested that UK bank executives in the future should be "struck off" if found guilty of malpractice, very much like doctors in the UK. This would appear to be a statement which was not authorised by George Osborne, who is effectively in charge of the Treasury, even though Vince Cable is the Business Secretary. So is there more to this than meets the eye?

Despite the fact that both parties have denied any fallout or any friction in the past there is no doubt there is an easy relationship between Vince Cable and George Osborne. Many believe that Vince Cable was destined to take over at the Treasury upon the announcement of the coalition government but David Cameron appears to have stuck by his long-term friend. Whether or not Vince Cable will eventually take on that role remains to be seen but unless lines can be drawn in the sand and both parties concentrate on their own roles we could see more friction in the future.

Slowly but surely cracks are beginning to appear within the coalition government and David Cameron will have to work very hard to maintain any kind of working relationship between the likes of Vince Cable and George Osborne.

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