Cable sympathises with the City’s Occupy LSX protesters

BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable has said he has sympathy with the protesters at St Paul’s Cathedral but questioned the aims of the camp.

Yesterday he told the BBC he had sympathy with the “emotions that lie behind” Occupy LSX but stopped short of giving an endorsement.

“Some of their recommendations aren’t terribly helpful, but that’s not the point. I think it does reflect a feeling that a small number of people have done extraordinarily well in the crisis, often undeservedly, and large numbers of other people who’ve played no part in causing the crisis have been hurt by it.”

His comments are a contrast to those of David Cameron, who has criticised the camp and last week mocked the protesters as “comatose”.

Cable spoke out hours before much of London, including the protesters, observed two minutes’ silence as part of Remembrance Sunday.

The previous day about 6,000 people joined the Lord Mayor’s Show procession. Alderman David Wootton, the 684th Lord Mayor of London, received the traditional St Paul’s blessing in a different area of the grounds because of the presence of Occupy LSX.