But if you're stuck for time, then – as George Eaton notes over the the Staggers blog – the most important passage is this one:
"The risk of a double-dip recession remains, [Cable] acknowledges, very real – perhaps a little more so in his mind than the Treasury's. 'As I recall,' he says, 'the government's own forecasting risk puts it at something like one in four, one in five.' But asked for his own estimate, he says, 'Well, you know, certainly well below 50-50,' which sounds somewhat higher than one in five."
It's a claim which reminds me of another Aitkenhead interview: the one where Alistair Darling suggested, in 2008, that our economic circumstances "are arguably the worst they've been in 60 years." No.10 famously hit back at Darling – before the then Chancellor was dramatically proved right. But I'm not sure that we'll see a repeat in the case of Cable's doom-inflected predictions. Not just because a double dip may not come to pass, but because it pays the coalition to be cautious, and cautionary, about the economy they have inherited. Otherwise, they might also inherit all the blame should things go wrong.