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At the grass roots

When you make difficult decisions, you get attacked. That was Nick Clegg's comment at last Monday's joint news conference with David Cameron about the coalition's mid term review. Some members of Mr Clegg's party will no doubt feel they've had enough of being attacked by voters who've deserted the Lib Dems since the last election. With many Liberal Democrat councillors facing difficult local elections in May, John Beesley has been gauging the mood of the party's grassroots.

This report was broadcast on Sunday 13th January on BBC Radio 4's The Westminster Hour.