Baroness Shirley Williams told Channel 4 News she believed Nick Clegg had considered resigning in the wake of results but was talked out of it - despite his insistence he had not considered walking away from his post.
I don't think he decided to do it but he certainly considered it.
But he rejected it on the grounds that it would do the party no good at all.
Cable said he had no knowledge of the 'reprehensible' polls leaked by Lord Oakeshott on Nick Clegg's leadership.
The Liberal Democrat peer is taking a leave of absence from the Lords and resigning from the party, but is he the 'busted flush' some think?
Read the full statement from Lord Oakeshott on why he is resigning from the Liberal Democrats.