Lib Dem Short Money response
Some Liberal Democrats are blaming Newsnight for them losing Short Money, the state funding which opposition parties get to help for research and policy development.
You may recall that we reported a couple of months ago that the Lib Dems were hoping to do a deal with the Conservatives whereby they would carry on getting some Short Money, even though they are now in government. At the time they were clearly optimistic that some kind of agreement was on the cards.
Until it was publicly exposed by Newsnight, it seems.
"You cost us £2.2m and 30 jobs," a senior Lib Dem official grumbled to me this morning.