Great line from Nick Clegg in his monthly press conference … It damages people’s faith in the system when parties make promises that are unachieveable says @nick_clegg on Tories immigration target. — Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress) November 24, 2014 … if he wasn’t, errr … … the bloke who famously apologised for making a promise he […]

In a move almost unprecedented in NUS history, the sitting president Aaron Porter has announced he will not contest a second term in April. And, viewing the video below, can anyone really be surprised? On 29 January, Porter was chased through Manchester by dozens of “activists”, the most aggressive of whom were wearing masks. The mob were led […]

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 — […]

The spoof posters produced by young Tories at York University and published by Scrapbook at the weekend were cringeworthy but ultimately benign. It’s a pity the same can’t be said for material to emerge subsequently, which was deleted in haste from their Facebook group: We’re sure Tory high command will be, erm, thanking the committee for producing literature […]

The Press Complaints Commission has now received “approximately 1,000” complaints against an article in the Daily Mail about disabled tuition fees protester Jody McIntyre. A YouTube video showing McIntyre being dragged from his wheelchair by police caused uproar when it appeared online two days ago. The offending column, from unconscionable turd Richard Littlejohn, concludes by comparing […]

Moving the writ for the Oldham East by-election this afternoon, the Liberal Democrats have selected a date when “hundreds” of students will be away from the constituency. Students at Huddersfield University’s campus in the town will return for teaching on 17th January, several days after voters will go to the polls on 13th January. Candidate […]