We watched the Andrew Marr show this morning listening to Clegg claiming the powerful influence he has over the Tories by being part of the coalition.
Interviewers should ask the question - why would he have any less influence if he just held the balance of power and 'negotiated' each piece of legislation?
In this way it would be more transparent to the British Public and would not tie the Lib Dems so closely to the Conservatives.
All Lib Dems should insist that their Party comes out of the Coalition before they are annihilated at the next General Election.
By the way, Clegg's undertaking that he would never accept a Tory Peerage in the future may prove as honest as (Lord) Kinnock and (Lord) Prescott's undertakings to abolish the House of Lords.