Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he is seeking to make a "radical offer" on student tuition fees.
Nick Clegg has allowed a satirical site to release a musical version of his apology over his pledge to oppose an increase in tuition fees
Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has apologised for promising to abolish tuition fees during the 2010 election campaign.
A number of parodies depicting the Deputy Prime Minister's apology over pledging to reduce tuition fees have emerged on YouTube. Among the videos include:
Senior Lib Dem sources have told The Sun political correspondent Craig Woodhouse they are "hopeful" the request from the satirical site The Poke to release their auto-tune remix of the Deputy Prime Minister's tuition fees apology:
Sources @libdems say the Nick Clegg remix will "hopefully" get the green light for release on iTunes. A cunning plan all along?
A satrical site, which parodies current news and is responsible for creating an auto-tune remix of the Deputy Prime Minister's tuition fees apology, has asked to release the Lib Dems for permission to release the song as a single:
We'd love the @libdems to give us permission to release this as a single on iTunes. All profits to worthy education causes?
At the ITV News Facebook page, we have been asking you whether the Deputy Prime Minister's apology over tuition fee pledges, is an apology you can accept. Here are some of your views:
– Natasha Thwaites
An apology this late into government, means very little. The liberal Democrats just blew their chances of ever being a government into the water. No trust will go their way for at least 20 years.
– Mark O'Neill
At least he has said sorry. Don't remember Labour saying sorry for virtually bankrupting the country.
– Jane Caithness Turner
Sorry is just a word. We want action....action to improve the economy not destroy it.
Education minister David Laws has said today that it would have "technically possible" to keep the tuition fees pledge but only if the Liberal Democrats had been governing on their own, after the Deputy Prime Minister issued an apology over the pledge.
Mr Laws told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that if the party had "ditched other key commitments" such as tax breaks for the low paid and support for disadvantaged pupils, then it would have been "possible".
He added that all Lib Dems bore a "collective responsibility" but denied it was a failure of leadership on Nick Clegg's part, pointing out that the party had to keep its pledges on a range of other "big and important issues".
Labour Deputy Party Leader Harriet Harman accused Nick Clegg of "crying crocodile tears", after the Deputy Prime Minister issued an apology over pledging to scrap tuition fees.
Ms Harman said in a short statement: "This was not just the small print of his manifesto, this was Nick Clegg's key election promise when he asked people to vote for his party. It is not good enough for him to just brush that promise aside.
"Instead of crying crocodile tears he should vote with Labour to bring these tuition fees down. If Nick Clegg does not back his words with action he is just weak and spineless."
A musical version of the Deputy Prime Minister's apology over his pledge to scrap university tuition fees has gone viral.
The youth and student wing of the Liberal Democrat party, Liberal Youth has issued a statement welcoming the Deputy Prime Minister's apology over tuition fees.
Tom Wood, chair of the group said on their website that he had "never been more proud of Nick Clegg".
Liberal youth welcomes Nick Clegg apology for tuition fee pledge
Asked whether the Liberal Democrats would think more carefully about what it pledges in the next general election, Vince Cable said they would "not be going into next election with a lot of expensive pledges".
He also acknowledged the "damage" that breaking the pledge had done to trust in politics.
Vince Cable disagreed with Jeremy Paxman's assertion that the pledge not to raise tuition fees was an election stunt.
– vince cable, business secretary
It was not a stunt ... it was part of genuinely felt wish to assist the student population. We weren't able to follow through with it, but it was deeper than a stunt.