Analysis: Vote on U.K. university funding raises concern

By a 323-302 vote in the House of Commons, the U.K. government was able to change university funding, but the slender victory left policymakers concerned. The coalition government saw a significant number of its parties' members side with the opposition on the contentious issue. "The scale of the rebellion reveals not only the discomfort of Lib Dems with this particular policy, but also the willingness of Tory backbenchers to defy David Cameron, the prime minister," the magazine notes.

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