JS I'm just wondering whether you think they should go ahead with it?
NC We are not changing the position we took at the last budget. You're asking me should the government now revisit the debate we had last time.
JS So they should stick to that proposal?
NC We are sticking to the position we took in the last budget. You're asking me whether the budget should second guess a budget that has already occurred.
Speaking later to the Glenn Campbell on the Scotland section of The Politics Show, Clegg’s Chief of Staff Danny Alexander - author of the LibDem manifesto, said:
DA I don't think that the government should be pressing ahead with trying to increase fuel duty yet again in April with prices going up so far and so fast over the last few weeks....
GC You want the Chancellor to postpone or cancel the planned increase in duty from April the 1st?
DA Yes I do.
And the LibDems expect to be taken seriously. Seriously.