We had a great annual dinner for West Berkshire Liberal Democrats at the Regency hotel in Thatcham. Our new PPC, Judith Bunting made a great speech, then we were honoured by the presence of Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable. Vince gave a very interesting and motivating speech.
A couple of points in Vince’s speech intrigued me. Firstly, he said that he genuinely wonders whether David Cameron can keep his party together, adding that the Conservative party today is a very different beast than the one we went into coalition with two and a half years ago.
Secondly, I was interested to hear Vince’s views on the NHS reforms. He was quite frank. Let’s just say that Vince doesn’t regard the NHS reforms as this government’s finest hour.