Miliband’s Nick Clegg Tuition Fees Moment

“I made you a promise on tuition fees. I will keep my promise” said Ed Miliband on Friday as he outlined Labour’s plans to reduce student tuition fees to £6,000. But back during the Labour leadership election in 2010, one candidate could not have been clearer about where they stood on the issue: “I would introduce fairer funding for higher education through the abolition of fees and a new graduate tax”. So who was it explicitly promising “the abolition of fees”? That would be very the same Ed Miliband. “I made you a promise on tuition fees. I will keep my promise…”

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Expelled Tory MP, Richard Benyon, on the short three-day Programme Motion for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill:

“Whether you had three days, three weeks or three months debating this, you would not hear one original argument that we hadn’t otherwise heard in this process…”


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