Vince Cable says break-up of coalition is 'possible'

Vince Cable has hinted at the possibility of the coalition breaking up before the General Election - despite colleagues insisting the alliance will "go to the wire".

Business Secretary Vince Cable looks on as delegates vote during a debate at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Asked if the coalition could break up earlier, the Business Secretary said: "It's certainly possible. We are not at the stage of talking about that process.

"It is obviously a very sensitive one. It has got to be led by the leader. We have not yet had those conversations. They are important."

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Cable: Coalition break 'possible'

Business Secretary Vince Cable has raised the prospect of the Coalition government breaking up before the election, during a fringe event at the Lib Dem conference. Earlier he attacked the Conservatives as "a nasty party which has reverted to type"