Clegg stops short of absolving Vince Cable from plot

Nick Clegg stopped short of absolving Vince Cable from playing a part in Lord Oakeshott's attempts to undermine his position as leader but the Deputy Prime Minister's office say they are "100% convinced" that Cable was not involved.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

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Altho Clegg didn't absolve Vince from the plot despite being given the chance - his office say they are "100% convinced" Vince not involved

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According to Clegg's office-Vince Cable "volunteered" to write his statement from China condemning @oakeshottm attempt to undermine Clegg

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Clegg insists Cable 'was not aware' of Oakeshott poll

Nick Clegg has insisted Vince Cable was not involved in a failed attempt to oust him as Liberal Democrat leader. During his regular Call Clegg show on LBC he said: "He was absolutely not aware of polls elsewhere."