The act was denounced as "bullying" at the time, but Salmond's struggles prove it was the right choice.
What the Lib Dem minister told a recent parliamentary party away day.
The ambitious Lib Dem is positioning himself as the "continuity candidate" in a future leadership contest.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury contradicts Osborne and says the idea is "well worth further consideration".
The Lib Dems says the top tax rate will be cut "over my dead body". But he said the same about the 50p rate in 2011.
After Cable criticised "the pace and scale of cuts" set out by George Osborne after 2015, Alexander releases new figures extending the Chancellor's plan until 2020-21.
Of the 10 areas that will benefit from a fuel duty rebate, eight are held by Lib Dem MPs.
After publicly disagreeing over the danger of a new housing bubble, the Lib Dem pair find themselves at odds over the end of the coalition.
Both before and after the next election, Farage's party is likely to remain a significant presence.
After a 70,000 increase in unemployment and criticism of austerity by the IMF, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury insists the coalition is not on "the wrong path".