Junior ministers leave after voting against amendment when they had been ordered to abstain
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The decision to suspend Steel was taken by the party in Scotland, Vince Cable has told the BBC’s Newsnight programme, adding that they acted “quickly, properly and in an orderly way”.
There was very serious concern about what he said, serious allegations, they have got to be investigated. I think the proper procedure which has been followed is that he is suspended while these investigations take place. We take it very seriously.
No it isn’t. The investigation needs to precede, we will look at the consequences when they happen.
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