He told his local paper that he would vote in favour next week.
I think this means that the party has accepted the inevitable - that there will be a 3 way split on the vote next week. That, to me, is a good thing.
There's no getting away from the fact that this is a tough time to be a Liberal Democrat MP and I know that many of them are going to struggle. Whatever happens on Thursday, I hope that it can all be worked through without recrimination and upset.
Vince made another important point in that interview - that once he's had the chance to speak to students and explain the full situation to them, they understand why he's made this decision a bit better.
“Whenever I get the chance to discuss the situation with them face-to-face and I am able to explain it I think there is more understanding of the problem - that we had to take very substantial cuts in my department."
I'm sure that doesn't mean to say they like it, but I hope they'll realise that the situation isn't as bleak as NUS and others have tried to paint it.