Vince Cable has renewed his call for billions of pounds more infrastructure investment funded by higher borrowing, saying the Government had to "really get moving".
The Business Secretary admitted there were dangers in pushing up the Government's debt in an effort to kickstart the economy. But he insisted the balance of risks seemed to be changing and ministers had to be open minded.
But it was clear from his reception that Vince remains immensely popular - the man many see as the only true Lib Dem voice in the Cabinet.
Nick Clegg admitted tonight that his party had let people down, by not properly investigating allegations of sexual harassment.