It is quite easy to feel no sympathy for Nick Clegg as he slowly sinks into the mire of student politics.
Knowing a future society of leaders are presently residing in University he is faced with knowing that they think he is a bare faced liar. Judging from Conservative MP Rob Wilson's account the LibDems drew up plans to abandon their pledge to resist an increase in student fees as part of a Coalition deal, with either Conservative or Labour Parties, two months before the election.
If this is the case Clegg's plea that he had to bow to pressure after the election because of the economic crisis falls into the chasm of deception.
The old age adage to stop digging if you are in a hole is amplified somewhat if your hole is a bog. Not a pleasant demise to sink slowly as the mud creeps up to your throat. After it passes your mouth there is not much you can say.
Conspiracy to lie to the nation and then prepare to continue your deception until an election is over, so you can find any old excuse for justifying your change of view, seems pretty bad even by political standards, let alone those followed by human beings.
As a student leader commented: 'Now I know how to become a leader of the nation, thanks to Nick.'