Students are organizing against LibDem MPs who might be tempted to go along with the coalition's plans on tuition fees, rather than sticking to the promises they'd made before the election.* The student vote is enough to swing the result in some constituencies, so it's interesting to see one group particularly affected by the cuts flexing its muscles.
Ironic, though, that the LibDems' long-awaited taste of power will probably lead them to being shellacked, to use Obama's term, at the next election.
*"The Liberal Democrats are different. Not only will we oppose any raising of the cap, we will scrap tuition fees for good, including for part-time students.
"We can't do it overnight, but we can start straight away with students in their first year - that way means anyone at university this autumn will have their debt cut by at least £3,000.
"Students can make the difference in countless seats in this election.
"Use your vote to block those unfair tuition fees and get them scrapped once and for all."
Nick Clegg, April 2010
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/electio ... rning.html