Nick Clegg: I'm sorry for breaking tuition fee promise


Nick Clegg tonight apologised for breaking an election promise not to increase university tuition fees.

Speaking ahead of the Liberal Democrat Party Conference in Brighton, the Deputy Prime Minister admitted he had broken a pledge not to support a rise in fees, which now cost students up to £9,000 a year.

In a new party political broadcast to be aired nationally on Monday evening, Mr Clegg said: "There's no easy way to say this: we made a pledge, we didn't stick to it - and for that I am sorry."