Joe Stanley-Smith reports for Kingston University and South West London’s The River on a recent apology from Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey:
Kingston MP Ed Davey has come under fire after admitting that the Liberal Democrats knew all along that they probably would not be able to keep their pre-election pledge to vote against rises in tuition fees.
Speaking at his surgery in Kingston, he echoed an apology made by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg last month for signing the pledge, as well as personally apologising to Kingston University students for breaking it.
“A lot of us [Lib Dems] were worried about signing the pledge as the costing only worked if we were the ruling majority party,” he said. “To be brutally honest that probably wasn’t going to happen.
“Nick Clegg apologised on behalf of the whole Liberal Democrat party, I’m certainly not going to renege on that apology.”
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