Nick Clegg’s Tuition Fees Weasel Words

18th April, 2012 2:01 pm

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)

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