Deborah Summers writes on the Guardian politics blog:
Is Nick really prepared, within his first 100 days as leader, to lose one of his most respected front-bench spokemen? Surely he cannot be that silly?
"There is no question of a free vote on this matter; there will definitely be a party whip and as a member of the frontbench David will be bound by the same collective responsibility as everyone else," a source close to Clegg says.
"If he feels he can't toe the party line then he will have no choice but to stand down."
I think Nick would do well to keep this particular souce a little further from him in future.
Thanks to Peter Welch. Our title is taken from Nigel Molesworth's "Know the Enemy or Masters at a Glance" in Down with Skool! See this video.