All Lib Dem ministers will back rise in tuition fees
BBC: All Liberal Democrat government ministers will vote to raise the cap on university tuition fees in England, party leader Nick Clegg has said.There had been speculation some could abstain from a vote over the controversial policy, which has prompted weeks of student protests.
But Deputy PM Mr Clegg said ministers were “as one on this” and would vote “as a team” on Thursday.
Former leaders Charles Kennedy and Sir Menzies Campbell will oppose the plans.
Walk through fire’
Earlier Mr Clegg confirmed to his MPs he would vote for the plans. At a meeting ahead of Thursday’s vote on the proposals, Mr Clegg said he had hoped they could “walk through the fire” together – but he now accepted a collective position was not possible.