Owen Meredithhas been doing some digging around the Liberal Youth recruitment materials that have been published online
here. He writes:
reported last Septemberthat a long-term Liberal Democrat policy would face the axe after Stephen Williams, Lib Dem Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, said free higher education and scrapping of tuition fees was not sustainable.
In a pre-conference interview with the
Times Higher Education, Williams said that Nick Clegg, had come to the decision the policy was not viable after "long internal discussions".
The Lid Dem team is slowly but surely backing away from promises on free education, free personal care for the elderly and a raft of other unaffordable pledges a third party can make knowing they will never be in power or have to deliver.
It would seem that Elaine didn't get the memo though:
That's right, just recruit students with some lies about what your party stands for. Nice typo at the bottom too. Leaflets have already been sent out.