Vince Cable insists he has no intention of bringing down government
Business Secretary Vince Cable says he is "embarrassed" after being recorded suggesting he could walk out of the coalition.
He could "bring the government down" if pushed and that being in coalition was like "fighting a war", he told undercover Daily Telegraph reporters.
Labour said the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition was "paralysed".
In a statement later, Mr Cable said he regretted the comments and had no intention of leaving government.
The Telegraph reported that he had been recorded telling its reporters - who were posing as his constituents - that he had been involved in a "big argument" over dealing with the banks.
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