THERE was a clap of thunder as Vince the Prince came down from the mountain reminding delegates that David Cameron had described him as a "Jeremiah."
The Business Secretary noted to laughter: "You will recall from your reading of the Old Testament that Jeremiah was right."
His speech defended his economic warnings just hours after he backed Coalition policy on the issue and earned a standing ovation, and a wailing and a gnashing of teeth from the Cleggites.
l The LibDem press office accidentally sent journalists a memo designed to tell MPs the "lines" they should take in interviews. Top of the list was that the party was in a "confident mood". If you have to say it yourself ...
l Delegates will come to Glasgow again next year after a clash with the referendum meant they had to change the venue and date of their original conference. Senior sources are playing their cards close to their chest when asked how much the change had cost the party. "More than a bit" is all they would say.