The National Union of Students are to erect billboards and send ad vans to Nick Clegg’s constituency — targeting the deputy prime minister amongst other MPs who they claim “traded lies for power” over tuition fees.
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 Liberal Democrats’ candidate for the Oldham East by-election already has form as a flip-flopper on tuition fees. In July 2009 he claimed on his own website that: I think it is morally wrong that someone should start out their working life with a huge personal debt He clearly underwent some kind of moral re-alignment […]
The Liberal Democrat’s dry cleaning ambassador Julian Huppert has taken the unusual step of being re-photographed with his pre-election pledge on tuition fees to, erm, “reaffirm his promise”. Scrapbook wonders what was wrong with his original photo? Did Nick Clegg’s spinners have a quiet word?
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 […]
The government’s “digital champion” has said she opposes rises in tuition fees, telling Twitter “I would be protesting if I was a student”. Martha Lane Fox, whose father is an academic at New College Oxford, led a review into the government’s Directgov service published just last month. Great to see everyone is on message.