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Abolition of tuition fees will not be a manifesto commitment

September 20th, 2009 Posted in UK Politics by

Mark Littlewood predicted on Radio 4 tonight that there was “barely a prayer” that a commitment to abolish tuition fees would be  in the next LibDem manifesto. I hear he’s willing to take bets at 8/1.

4 Responses to “Abolition of tuition fees will not be a manifesto commitment”

  1. Alex Wilcock Says:

    I’ll have to look him out with a tenner, then.

    Despite not being on the FPC any more, I’m willing to bet the manifesto’ll contain a face-saving compromise acceptable to both sides, committing us to abolish tuition fees either after the economy has grown by a certain percentage, or in year four of the Parliament, or some such – not on ‘day one’, but a commitment for before the *next* General Election.


  2. It’s About Everything But Freedom Says:

    […] an added bonus, Mark Littlewood is taking bets at 8/1 that a commitment to abolish tuition fees won’t be in the next Lib Dem Manifesto, so this […]


  3. Neil Fawcett Says:

    How do I contact Mark and what is his upper betting limit?


  4. Mark Littlewood Says:

    mark.littlewood@liberal-vision.org

    I’ve already accepted a £10 bet from Alex Wilcock.

    I did ponder on what I’d do if David Laws phoned me up and asked to put £10,000 on!

    An important aspect is to define the precise terms of the bet.