Has there been a big falling-out between Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems' chief strategist and legendary by-election guru, Lord Rennard?
Westminster is awash with rumours that the pair have clashed damagingly about the future direction of the party.
Furthermore, Clegg's deal with David Davis in which he pledged there would be no Lib Dem by-election challenger to the former shadow home secretary, seems to have been hastily taken without much consultation among senior colleagues.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday Telegraph alleges clash between Nick Clegg and Chris Rennard
For what it's worth - and with the Henley by-election about to take place, it may not be worth very much - the Portcullis column in the Sunday Telegraph has the following story: