Nick Clegg said the deficit meant fees had to rise. But the new system will cost the government more.
No one gives the Lib Dems credit when they merely win concessions.
The Conservatives recognise that a revival in Lib Dem support is crucial to their electoral success.
The offer of state funding (or anything else) will not induce Clegg to change his stance.
Deputy PM contradicts Simon Hughes and says "savings" can be made.
Too many in the party are unable to accept that the age of majoritarian politics may be behind us.
The next 12 months will show if the electorate is willing to give the Lib Dem leader a hearing.
The Lib Dem leader offered little to reassure his anxious party.
Unlike their leader, most Lib Dem supporters continue to think of themselves as on the left.