Former government minister Vince Cable will be appearing at the UEA literary festival this Wednesday evening, when he will be interviewed on stage by Chris Bigsby about his career and his recent book After The Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Future. Cable read Natural Science and Economics at Cambridge University, where he was President of the Union, followed by a PhD at Glasgow University. He served as a Labour Councillor in Glasgow between 1971 and 1974, before joining the Social Democrat Party. He was MP for Twickenham from 1997 to 2015, and was the Liberal Democrat’s chief economic spokesperson from 2003 to 2010, having previously served as Chief Economist for Shell from 1995 to 1997. He was Business Secretary under the Coalition Government from 2010 to 2015.