"We didn't break a promise. We made a commitment in our manifesto, we didn't win the election. We then entered into a coalition agreement, and it's the coalition agreement that is binding upon us and which I'm trying to honour," Vince Cable, BBC1The National Union of Students said it was "insulting" for Lib Dems to deny they had made a promise, but they are missing the point. Cable didn't say the promise wasn't made he said that it was trumped by the promises made during the coalition negotiations.
I feel that politicians should be held to their manifesto commitments, which Vince Cable has explained is almost impossible in coalition governments.
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