In the last parliament, there was one person in the Lib Dems above anyone else who was really promoting the case of cross party co-operation on key areas of policy.
Lib Dem health spokesman Norman Lamb championed the idea of parties working together to come up with a proper response to the issues of personal care for the elderly in a way which would remove party political point scoring and instead focus on solving problems.
So what has Norman Lamb's reward been for championing working with other parties ? Nothing. No ministerial post, not at any level of government.
So when it comes to proving that people can work with other parties, Norman Lamb is given zilch by Nick Clegg in what appears to be Norman bring pushed aside by David Cameron, who seems now to be able to decide who in the Lib Dems will and won't be given positions.
What an appalling position for the Lib Dems to be in.
Update : I should add that Norman was not at the meeting of Norfolk Lib Dem members this morning. Simon Wright MP was in the hotseat and to be fair, did a good job of trying to justify the party's decisions. Although I disagree with almost everything he said and his interpretation of the situation, he remains a friend and even if I find myself leaving the party, Simon will remain a friend.