Lib Dem leader wishes happy 80th birthday to party’s ex-Friends of Israel chair

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Lib Dem leader wishes happy 80th birthday to party’s ex-Friends of Israel chair

Sir Vince Cable, 75, pops into the office of Lord Monroe Palmer as the popular peer reached a major landmark

Lord Monroe Palmer, left, with party leader Sir Vince Cable
Lord Monroe Palmer, left, with party leader Sir Vince Cable

It’s not every day you have the leader of the Liberal Democrats pop into your office and share a drink, but that’s what happened to Lord Monroe Palmer this week, as the popular peer turned 80 years of age.

Sir Vince Cable, no spring chicken himself at 75, called in on the Lords to see his friend and wish him a happy birthday, with neither showing signs of slowing down.

While Cable has been voicing the wishes of the 48 percent on Brexit, Palmer was busy hosting a lunch for Lib Dem parliamentarians with the Jewish Leadership Council, of which he is a vice-president.

Palmer, a former chairman of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, is Cable’s current Middle East adviser and a regular speaker on foreign affairs in the upper chamber.

Lord Monroe Palmer, left, with party leader Sir Vince Cable
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