Caught between defending himself from the Tories and attacking Labour, Clegg panicked. The Lib Dems oppose Trident, surely? He said that he was in favour of a multilateral deterrent but that he "didn't really know" what would replace the "extortionate" Trident programme. Similarly, the Lib Dems are pro-Europe and favoured Britain's entry into the euro. Or so I thought. Clegg admitted that euro-linked interest rates would have crippled Britain - Britain would be begging Angela Merkel for a bailout if Clegg and Cable had been in government.
I can't recall the Liberals being scutinised to this extent. In an interview on GMTV this morning, Sarah Teather did not rule out a coalition with Gordon Brown, which is at odds with Huhne and Clegg, who hold Brown personally responsible for the last 13 years of failure. The possibility of a hung parliament has upped the heat on the Lib Dems and they are wilting. It will be interesting to see if Vince Cable gets the same treatment.