After all the pain the Lib Dems went through with the student funding policy, the least we could expect is that it would do what it said on the tin.
But that has turned out not to be the case. At the time when they were debated in the Commons, we were told to expect to see the average university charging around £6,000 in annual fees. In fact, the average looks like it may be around £2,500 higher.
To make matters worse, it would appear that the government will now be faced with a stark choice: cut student numbers or have to pay more than they expected to underwrite the loans needed to pay for all these high tuition fees.
Many have suggested that it is time the Lib Dems began pushing for a review of a policy which has caused us so much harm and which does not appear to be working. What do you think?