Two things have happened since then. Mark Pack posted a link to this blog post of his on my Facebook wall saying "It's almost as if Nick Clegg read your blogpost and decided to do something." It's a transcript of a news interview Nick gave in which he says:
Nothing in detail has been agreed on further cuts or savings to, to welfare. The Conservatives, of course, entirely entitled to set out their stall about what we do as a country is we have to tighten our belts further as we, indeed, were at our party conference. My attitude has always been very simple, very straightforward – which is that as we have to make more savings as a country, as we do, you start at the top and work your way down not, not the other way round.While I might have preferred that he used the words "batshit crazy" in there to describe the Tory proposals, I can't really complain.
The next thing was seeing the BBC's Norman Smith saying that the message from Liberal Democrats on the Tory proposals is:
We have agreed to none of this.It is reassuring to hear this - and let's hope the strength of feeling that's been expressed within the party on this will give our ministers strength as the discussions within government continue.