Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg signalled he was determined to press ahead ahead with House of Lords reform, despite George Osborne suggesting the Government would stall plans.
Writing in the Guardian Mr Clegg said his party's radicalism was needed "as much as ever" and called on the coalition to "get on" with the reforms rather than becoming "tied up in knots in Westminster" over the issue.
He added: "The first two years of the coalition were a rescue mission for the economy. The second half has to be about reform."
The Labour leader had a sense of humour after being hit on the shoulder with an egg during his interview with ITV Meridian.
Labour was only kicked out of office a couple of years ago and yet here it is giving the government a political wake-up call.
The Nationalist party led by First Minister Alex Salmond are expected to snatch Glasgow City Council from Labour hands.