Vince Cable has been accused of hampering a parliamentary investigation into the sale of potential nerve gas ingredients to Syria by refusing to disclose the names of British companies granted export licences for the chemicals.
The Business Secretary has said he cannot identify the two companies given licences last year to send to Syria two chemicals which can be used as precursors in the production of weapons such as sarin, due to the possible reputational damage that would be caused by making their names public.
Wonder what Vince is hiding? Could it be perhaps that both these forms have close links to the British and American governments? Or that the export licences covered sales to Al Qaeda front organisations?