The Lib Dem leader could face defeat this afternoon after he argues against changing "one very specific symbolic tax rate" in opposition to the party president.
With Cable planning to stay away from the key Lib Dem conference vote on the economy, Clegg says: "I don't run a bootcamp, I don't tell people when they have to turn up for a meeting."
The deputy PM was due to say "I know that some people in our party don’t like us being too nasty to Labour" after the Lib Dem president said he didn't want to "diss" Ed Miliband.
Campbell tells Cable "don't be quite so gloomy" and Ashdown says that Clegg's enemy Lord Oakeshott is "Vince’s problem".
Osbornomics, tuition fees, Trident, the 50p tax rate, nuclear power. Whatever you think of the Lib Dems, you can’t say we hide our debates away.
Even on a generous reading, the party is still on course to lose nearly half of its 57 seats.
Lib Dem strategists are brimming with gratitude to the two big parties for making single-party government seem an unattractive proposition.
The former Children's Minister has told the <em>Observer</em> that she feels Nick Clegg's party no longer campaigns sufficiently for social justice and liberal values on immigration.
No government policy has made party members unhappier. Fortunately, Clegg is about to pledge to repeal it.
Left-wing policies stand a far greater chance of reaching the statute book when agreed across negotiation tables than when promised in manifestos.