Labour says Cable 'should have gone' over recordings
21 December 2010 Last updated at 21:49 GMT
David Cameron made his displeasure over Vince Cable's comments very clear describing them as 'totally unacceptable and inappropriate'.
But the Prime Minister has decided against moving him to another job, or sacking him.
That decision has been criticised by the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, who said Mr Cable's survival was all about shoring up the coalition government.
The BBC's Political Editor, Nick Robinson, has this report.