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Sunday, 18 January 2009

Kirsty Young's Desert Island castaway today was Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman, Vince Cable.

Vince Cable was such an interesting castaway on Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs' today, and I also liked his choice of music. If you missed the programme you may like to catch the repeat on January 23rd.

BBC webpage about Vince Cable on 'Desert Island Discs' -
Here's an extract from the webpage. - I hope it whets your appetite...

"Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman, Vince Cable.

He studied economics at Cambridge and had a rich career before entering parliament in 1997. Now, he's become something of a media darling; seen by many as one of the few people able to understand - and make credible suggestions about - the current financial crisis.

In this personal interview, however, politics is largely set aside and instead Vince describes the home-life that shaped him as he grew up and the rich family life he has enjoyed as an adult."

And here's an extract from Vince Cable's website http://www.vincentcable.org.uk/news/001525/mp_stranded_on_desert_island.html:

"He said after the pre-recorded interview that "it was one of the most difficult things I have done. Kirsty was absolutely delightful but this was a far more gruelling interrogation than Paxman, Andrew Neil or John Humphreys, very personal and well outside my comfort zone as a parliamentarian specialising in economic and financial matters. Most of the discussion was about my childhood and family life which I have usually been reticent about discussing. The choice of records was terribly difficult; I had dozens of classical and popular favourites which I had to distil down to eight. I finished up with several of my son Paul and daughter-in-law Agnes singing which combined family attachment with my love of the music.""

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