We were sat on a table with Vince Cable at a friend’s wedding a few months ago (he is stepping out with a relation of the bride). As we sat down, I couldn’t see his surname, but didn’t know many people called Vince who I thought might be famous. I did a surreptitious Wikipedia on the way to the loo and realised who he was.

He eventually told us he was an MP (natural part of the conversation, not a position-drop) and then the table dived into a very interesting and wide-ranging conversation, only a small part of which was about the LibDem leadership.

I agree with the Jonza that the speculation about his future is crazy. Could we really have the leader of our third party elected on the back of a reasonably good parliamentary joke?