That appears to be the government's position on David Cameron's proposals for council house tenure, where Downing Street appear to be confident that Nick agrees with Dave, even if his party might not.
Paul Waugh has an significant post noting that the Conservatives are relying on Nick Clegg's "radio silence" over the issue to push it into legislation this Autumn.
Despite Simon Hughes' anger over Cam's words at PM Direct on Tuesday, it seems that there was 'radio silence' from Nick Clegg on the proposal when it was first raised.
His silence was taken as acquiescence - and the Conservatives still think it will appeal to Clegg's own liberal instincts.
The very clear inference is that the proposal was not sprung on the LibDem leader, who had not objected when it was "first raised" inside government.
It clearly did come as news to Nick Clegg's deputy - who is confident he speaks for the LibDem mainstream on this.
So the Coalition intend to continue to legislate on anything and everything at breakneck speed by including the proposal in a Bill this Autumn.
If there are some challenges in making it LibDem policy by then, the Conservatives believe that the Coalition can politely face them down and rely on Clegg to manage the change past any unruly elements in his own party.
The politeness promised towards the LibDems makes it all sound like a formality.
We shall see. It might be more difficult than they think.
This looks like the first serious test case of Simon Hughes' belief that he can ensure the LibDems can have influence and voice over new Coalition policies which were not in the May agreement. Can he win that argument if Nick does not agree with him?