U.K. MP Assigned to Argue University Still Affordable, FT Says

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.

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