Having agreed to go face-to-face with students for the first time since shafting them, Nick Clegg’s medicine seems to have been sweetened by the BBC conveniently omitting the bad bits from their online coverage.
The one-minute embeddable video includes Clegg’s platitudes on accessibility — roundly ignored by some universities planning to charge the full £9,000 — but key quotes from students didn’t make the cut:
“You completely sold out your principles.”
“You’re either stupid, mad or malicious.”
Here’s an extended version broadcast on BBC News:
This latest TV outing brings to mind future possibilities for the formerly mediagenic Lib Dem leader.
Clegg is ripe for an edition of The Apprentice selling snow to Eskimos.