Simon Hughes , deputy leader of the U.K.’s Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in the coalition government, won’t back the government’s plan to raise college tuition fees in the parliamentary vote scheduled tomorrow, Sky News reported.
Liberal Democrats joined officials from the renewable energy industry pressing Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to rein in a minister who called for a moratorium on new wind turbine installations.
Simon Hughes , deputy leader of the U.K.’s Liberal Democratic Party, will be appointed Advocate for Access to Education by Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today, the Financial Times reported, without saying where it got the information. Hughes will be charged with convincing young people that the coalition government’s decision to raise tuition fees doesn’t mean they can’t afford to go to university, the FT said.
Liberal Democrat lawmakers demanded more details from David Cameron ’s Conservatives on their proposed alliance’s policies on a voting-system overhaul and taxation, as the parties struggled to form a government after the U.K.’s inconclusive May 6 election.
An effort by the official partners’ committee of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP to compel appointment of an examiner was “for an improper purpose as a litigation tactic,” a bankruptcy judge said Oct. 9 in approving a $71.5 million settlement with former partners. Two days later, the firm filed papers asking the judge to disband the official partners’ committee.