The government’s response to the protest over tuition fee hikes has stiffened.
Nick Clegg has written to Aaron Porter and David Cameron has penned an op-ed piece in the
Standard today. They are united. The NUS should protest; debate is
important. But that debate is moribund if the NUS deliberately misrepresent the government and mislead students. Cameron writes:
‘Of course these people have a right to protest. But I also believe they have a responsibility to know the full facts about what they’re objecting to — and judging by the fury
that’s been unleashed, there are a lot of misconceptions flying around.’
It is vital that the Conservatives assist their embattled colleagues; the government must be unified. Unity in coalition is, of course, mutual. Vince Cable will have to
"http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cable-will-abstain-on-fees-vote-for-party-unity-2147467.html">honour his personal instincts and vote for the legislation he introduced; Lib Dem
ministers will have to follow suit.