Why doesn't Vince Cable just join Labour have done with it? On virtually every issue he sides with them against the Conservatives.
It was good to hear Justin Webb give him a hard time on Today just now. About time someone did. He gets away with far too much and the media needs to scrutinise him just as much as they do Osborne and Darling.
And while I'm about it, is calling the Tory marriage tax proposals "patronising drivel" really the appropriate way for a party leader to react? Nick Clegg's language seems to become more intemperate and perjorative as each week passes. Why not actually argue the case?
What I find reveal is the patronising attitude by Clegg and Cable on this issue. To many people on low incomes £3 a week is not insignificant. No one pretends that it is a life changing sum, or is intended to persuade people to get married, but it is a way of recognising marriage and civil partnerships are good things which form a critical part of a stable society.