What Nick Clegg said on “Today” this morning after being challenged about Tuition Fees vote:
“If you want the Liberal Democrat manifesto in full, vote for Liberal Democrats in larger numbers. It didn’t happen.”
What the pledge signed by Nick Clegg on Tuition Fees actually said:
“I pledge to vote against any increase in fees in the next parliament and to pressure the government to introduce a fairer alternative.”
It was a personal pledge. Nick Clegg broke that pledge on both counts. No amount of after the event weasel words will change that.
(h/t: George Eaton)