Coalition collaborator Vince Cable pullled out of an Oxford University event last night after being warned that students were preparing to stage a major demonstration. Saint Vince was due to give a lecture on the "lessons of government".
Students had planned to demonstrate over the coalition's plans to cut higher education funding and raise tuition fees to at least £7,000 - probably nearer £12,000 a year if you want to study at Oxford.
A police spokesman said: "Thames Valley Police was putting plans in place for the visit of Vince Cable to the Oxford University Exams School on October 28. However, Mr Cable's office has today advised Thames Valley Police that following their own risk assessment, they have made the decision to cancel the event."