Sir Keir Starmer mocked for ‘Nick Clegg moment’ after U-turn on university tuition fees

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to Gillingham, Kent, on the eve of local elections polling day to outline Labour's plan to tackle the cost of living crisis. Picture date: Wednesday May 3, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story POLITICS Labour. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

SIR Keir Starmer was mocked yesterday for his “Nick Clegg moment” after his U-turn on tuition fees.

The Labour leader was slammed for abandoning a pledge to abolish higher education costs.

Sir Keir Starmer was mocked for ‘Nick Clegg moment’ after his U-turn on university tuition fees

SNP leader Stephen Flynn pointed to the ex-Lib Dem leader for breaking an election pledge to vote against a rise in university fees costing his party in the 2015 election.

The Scottish National Party leader said: “In 2010, David Cameron convinced Nick Clegg to drop his pledge on university tuition fees.

“Does the PM intend to take the credit for convincing the leader of the Labour Party to do likewise?”

The exchange took place in a bruising Prime Minister’s Question Time ahead of the local elections today.

Sir Keir has also come under fire for going back on pledges including increasing income tax for the top 5 per cent of earners.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “It’s hard to keep up, Mr Speaker, with the list of broken promises.”