John Denham MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on the announcement that Vince Cable will remain in Cabinet, said:
“David Cameron has decided to hang onto a lame duck Business Secretary who has no credibility. Vince Cable has been removed from one of the most important decisions in the department. He has revealed how the government is paralysed by infighting. And he has failed to produce a plan for growth.
“The only reason for holding onto him is to keep the sagging tent of this Tory-led government upright but at the expense of British business.”