The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg (Lib Dem), pledged "no more broken promises" during the 2010 general election. A key campaign promise was his Liberal Democrat Party's vow to scrap university tuition fees. After the election, Clegg and his party joined a coalition government with the Conservatives. One new policy agreed was that university tuition fees would remain...and the ceiling of about £3,100 would be raised to £9,000 per year. This broken campaign promise has done much to damage the party's popularity since.
Clegg recently released an apology statement meant to draw a line under this issue. It's hard to say whether or not it would have the desired effect, but one unpredictable result is that his statement has been transformed into a catchy new tune.
Now that we have videos about "The Real Mitt Romney" and another about George Osborne's "Don't Stop Me Now" - is this the future of politics to come?