Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg apologised yesterday for making a pledge to oppose any increase in university tuition fees. He claims to have learnt from his mistake and vows he will not make a promise unless he is “absolutely clear” the party can stick to it.
However, I agree with NUS when they say he should be apologising to those he has betrayed and not for making the pledge. NUS President, Liam Burns said: “The Liberal Democrats’ commitment at the 2010 election was to abolish fees, a policy they’ve had for a decade. It’s what they said on the doorstep and in their leaflets, and every one of their MPs signed a pledge to back it up. It’s why many students and young people voted for the party.”
To see what Nick Clegg said before the election in 2010, please click here.
The Liberal Democrats have lost the trust of many in the younger generation. He should be apologising for breaking a promise and not for making the pledge in the first place - that is the apology we want to hear.
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That’s all for now,
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