Nick Clegg has let them off the hook by saying this debate should just be between the two party leaders who have clear views on Europe.
It doesn't seem to be about a huge problem bleeding the Treasury dry; it looks like this is just about fairness.
The Foreign Office lodged a formal complaint with Spain after a British diplomatic bag was opened by a Spanish border guard.
The Prime Minister has finally committed to a tax break for married couples in a quite personal newspaper article.
David Cameron accepted the public did not want intervention in Syria. But he might have got a different result if his ministers voted.
The new Chief Inspector of Hospitals has called for hundreds of patients to join inspection teams as part of hospital assessment reforms.
With reports that Abu Qatada will leave the UK early on Sunday, it looks like Theresa May has finally won the battle to deport him.
George Osborne still needs to find more government departments ready to commit to substantial savings if his £11.5bn target is to be met.
A ComRes Poll for The Coalition for Marriage released on Tuesday night suggested that UKIP could win a staggering 22% of the vote.
Margaret Thatcher's hardline approach probably intensified the Northern Irish troubles in the early 1980s but later helped to end them.