With Labour planning to amend the bill, Clegg's party could still be caught between two stools.
The Lib Dem's "u-turn" on the bedroom tax isn't enough; they should come out completely against the policy.
Even if the Liberal Democrats' u-turn on the bedroom tax is a political tool, it is a step in the right direction of abolishing this toxic policy.
The party is splitting the difference again.
Just 6% of tenants affected have moved but the measure is saving money.
The party's conference voted overwhelmingly that it was the wrong thing to do, but does that get across to the average voter?
A source close to the Lib Dem president says he will vote against the government after party members "expressed their will very strongly against the Bedroom Tax".
The punitive penalty presents appalling dilemmas for vulnerable families. Ministers should finally accept that they have lost the argument.
The rebel Lib Dem says the policy is "Dickensian in its social divisiveness" and "victimises the most marginalised".
The party's announcement that it will hold a Commons vote next Tuesday on scrapping the measure is a test of those in Clegg's party who have condemned it.