Fact Check: Is Vince Cable on the Royal Mail board?

A viral tweet has accused Cable, who helped privatise Royal Mail, of being on its board.

A viral tweet has claimed that Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable is now on the board of Royal Mail.

During his time as part of the coalition government, Cable was involved in the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail.

So, if he was now on the board, he could be accused of personally profiting from the decisions he made in government.

However, Cable is not on the Royal Mail board.

The Royal Mail’s website says there is seven board members, none of which are Cable. The company’s 2017-2018 accounts also don’t list Cable as a board member.

Cable’s declaration in the register of members’ financial interests also doesn’t mention any employment with Royal Mail.

When challenged for a source, the author of the viral tweet did not reply.


Joe Lo is a reporter for Left Foot Forward

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3 Responses to “Fact Check: Is Vince Cable on the Royal Mail board?”

  1. nshgp

    Fact check.

    Are public sector workers owed a pensions?

    Answer. No. There are no pensions owed to public sector workers in the government’s accounts

  2. Cole

    Isn’t the story here how a nasty little smear can go viral? And no, I’m not a LibDem.

  3. Patrick Newman

    It does not matter as indisputably Cable sustained the most Right-wing government since WWII for five years and thus was responsible for the awful consequences of austerity. People have such short memories. He might say he is against Brexit (but won’t tell us what he can do about it – revoke Article 50?). He was also collectively responsible for approving the referendum – so much for his commitment to the EU!

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