The article misleadingly implies that Clegg and the Lib Dems intended to "abandon their pledge".
This is utter rubbish.
When drawing up negotiation documents, the issue of Fees was discussed.
But even the Guardian states;
"Clegg also joined all other Lib Dem MPs in signing an NUS pledge to "vote against any increase in fees". The leaked document showed that during the preparations for a hung parliament the Lib Dems still intended to fulfil that commitment."
However, this comes in the seventh paragraph. Something like 70% of people read the headline, 60% the first paragraph, 50% the second and so on and so forth until around 5% only read the entire article.
Therefore, Lib Dems, especially the already disenchanted, please be aware the article is written from text by a Tory Minister, which holds the Conservatives on a pedestal far out of their league, and the Guardian has used deliberate spin to disenchant you further.
This is one of the down sides of being in semi power. We are subject to more attack.
Have faith in your convictions and read the full story before heading twitter et al