Tag Archives: tuition fees

It’s not the pledge, it’s the policy

As Jonathan Calder thought earlier, when you get an email from someone with the subject ‘There’s no easy way to say this’ you normally expect the body of it to include some form of ‘it’s not you, it’s me’. However, the video this email from Nick Clegg linked to didn’t include that, but it was […]


Via Jonathan Calder, here’s a sentence that tells us so much about how modern politics works: In particular, her decision not to rebel over the coalition decision to increase university tuition fees, despite building a political career on trying to get them scrapped, marked her out for promotion with the leadership of both parties. Related […]

We are all bourgeois now

But one day I met a man With money to spare He said he would tell me how it is The State he began Has been propping up people to long For far to long We all got lazy and couldn’t be bothered To make our way through the world But we are all bourgeois […]

Worth Reading 24: Still a better channel than ITV News

Yes, we still have links, even if we don’t have much other content: The Battle for the No Campaign and a Prime Minister in Peril – Interesting WSJ piece on the AV referendum. I’d question some of the assumptions in it, but worth reading nonetheless. Tuition Fees: Did The Coalition Get Its Sums Wrong? – […]

Worth Reading 4: Great Justice!

Hello world! Here are things to interest you: Beware those who sneer at ‘human rights imperialism’ – Comment is Free finally publishes a counter-argument to their worst article of 2010. Sohrab Ahmari makes some powerful points explaining just why universal rights are important. Browne’s Gamble – Probably linked to and seen by a lot of […]

On fees

One of the advantages of the size of the Lib Dem blogosophere is that very often someone else will say just what you’ve been thinking, which saves you the trouble in having to write it all out yourself. So, thanks to Neil Fawcett for summing up my views of today’s fees vote: For me the […]

On Tuition Fees and the Browne Report

Why waste time writing my own post on the subject, when others have said it all for me? Go take a look here, here, here, many of the comments here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. While you’re at it, why not join the Facebook group and sign the petition?