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"Lynne Featherstone's constituency office in north London is above a pub called the Three Compasses, perhaps an apt description of the equipment needed by the Liberal Democrats to navigate the next two-and-a-half-years of coalition.
"... She is now the most experienced Lib Dem woman in the Government, yet was not promoted to the Cabinet earlier this month.
"When asked why she missed out, she says:
"I am always disappointed that there are no female Lib Dems in the Cabinet. The real roadblock to this is that the male Lib Dems around the Cabinet table are brilliant men doing brilliant jobs. If they were mediocre men, I'd get a contract out on them."