It isn't looking like a very Merry Christmas is on the cards for the Cable household this year, the Business Secretary has been a very naughty boy.
Snared by a Daily Telegraph sting in which the Lib Dem made some uncautious remarks to two female “constituents” Cable was taped declaring “war” on Murdoch.
The resultant headlines are likely to leave Cable choking on his cornflakes this morning as he digest a flurry of front page Cable guy jokes.
The Times encapsulated the resultant Westminster furore with the succinct header: “Cable’s power cut”, referencing the former political stars effective demotion as he is stripped of his role overseeing media policy.
The Scotsman plumped for a straightlaced “Cable loses power after ‘war on Murdoch’ gaffe” whilst its Scottish rival, The Herald ran with: “Humiliated Cable left clinging to Cabinet job.”
Indeed humilitation was a commodity not in short supply with the British press dishing it out in spades, even the Murdoch averse guardian got in on the act, proclaiming: “Humiliated Cable stripped of Sky role after ‘war with Murdoch’ gaffe.
The Times had the last laugh however, their humorous depiction of Cable sitting on his throne with a nuclear warhead contrasted with the single bullet now left in his armoury, resignation.