Can Liberal Democrat councillors really get away with warning that government spending cuts will damage the economy and hurt the most vulnerable people in our communities - as if the policy was nothing to do with them?
You can certainly continue to be an active member of a party if you disagree with some of its policies. Nobody expects every party member to agree with every single thing the leadership says.
But the need to significantly cut public spending quickly is currently the single most significant policy that Lib Dems hold, it seems to me. And Nick Clegg has repeatedly made it clear that it is Lib Dem policy - not just a Tory policy they are forced to go along with.