A website – www.liberaldemocrats.co.uk – which has been registered to Liberal Democrat headquarters is linked to a YouTube video urging Nick Clegg not to abandon his promise to break the cap on university tuition fees.
“Rember the General Election? Students do”, reads the website before it launches into a scathing critique of the Lib Dem policy turnaround.
“We will resist, vote against, campaign against, any lifting of that cap”, states the Lib Dem leader in the one-and-a-half minute long video.
Tracing the details of the website, its entry details read as follows:
The Liberal Democrats (Trustees) Limited
The Liberal Democrats
UK Limited Company, (Company number: 2231620)
4 Cowley Street
NetBenefit UK Ltd t/a NetBenefit Plc [Tag = NETBENEFIT] URL: http://www.netbenefit.com
Registered on: 14-Aug-2002
Renewal date: 14-Aug-2012
Last updated: 30-Sep-2010
Registered until renewal date.
The website is not the official website of the Liberal Democrats, but is registered to 4 Cowley Street, London, SW1P 3NB – which is also the address of the Liberal Democrat headquarters in Westminster. The source behind the website linking remains unclear.
UPDATE: The same has happened to www.liberaldemocrats.org.uk again registered to Lib Dem HQ.
UPDATE 2: The Guardian has more. It seems action has now been taken to remove the sites.