The wage subsidy scheme that Clegg promised would create 160,000 jobs delivered just 2.6% of that total in its first year.
While Clegg remains determined to drag the Lib Dems to the centre ground, the left of the party wants a divorce from Osbornomics.
The Labour leader's promise not to accept the £7,604 pay rise to £74,000 leaves the PM as the odd one out.
If he wants to solve his party's funding problems, the Lib Dem leader should form an alliance with Labour.
Clegg's argument that any spare money should be used to support "all working families" is a powerful dividing line with the Conservatives.
Nick Clegg started a new monthly press conference today but Cameron hasn't held one since July 2011.
The party vowed to block further welfare cuts but the seven-day wait for benefits amounts to a £245m cut.
The Deputy PM says it is "flatly wrong" to say he approved the changes and that the coalition only agreed to a consultation.
Andrew Adonis's 5 Days in May offers new evidence of the party's disastrous economic misjudgement.
To win the next election, the Tories need a left-leaning Lib Dem leader who can win over Labour voters in Tory-Labour marginals.