I think they used to be part of something called "The Coalition" but they have gone a bit missing lately...
and with 6th place in the Barnsley by-election (behind UKIP, BNP and an independent) it's not surprising that people are asking: how bad can it get?
My guess is: probably quite a bit worse. Andrew Rawnsley's recent article - depressing for the Lib Dems as it is - is still hopelessly optimistic.
Still, that's what you get for being a bunch of dissembling collaborators.