Jittery Con-Dem MPs braced themselves today for a severe roasting from thousands of angry student lobbyists who will converge on Westminster tomorrow writes Roger Bagley in the Morning Star.

Top target of the lobbyists will be shameless Lib Dem ministers who are kow-towing to their treacherous leader Nick Clegg after he ordered them all to vote for a huge rise in tuition fees.

Angry students will surge into Parliament and eyeball Lib Dem MPs in the hope of persuading them to honour election pledges and vote against the fees rise in the Commons tomorrow night.

Tens of thousands of students staged a monster day of action today as a curtain-raiser to tomorrow's London demonstration and lobby.

Up and down the country banner-waving demonstrators swooped into city centres, occupied university buildings and held candlelit vigils.

The topic dominated a stormy Commons question time, with Labour leader Ed Miliband accusing the coalition of introducing the highest fees "of any country in the industrialised world."

Prime Minister David Cameron accused Labour of "rank hypocrisy" for at first opposing tuition fees and top-up fees - and then introducing them when it got into power.

Mr Cameron sneered that Mr Miliband was "behaving like a student politician." Mr Miliband quickly retorted: "I was a student politician, but I was not going around with people who were throwing bread rolls and wrecking restaurants," a reference to the PM's past.

Left MP John McDonnell urged all Labour MPs to join tomorrow's protests, including the entire shadow cabinet.

"This is no time to stand on the sidelines," said Mr McDonnell, hailing "the students' inspirational struggle."

At a tense meeting of Lib Dem MPs, Mr Clegg insisted that all his party's ministers must follow his lead and vote for tuition fees of up to £9,000.

Former party leaders Charles Kennedy and Menzies Campbell are among Lib Dems who say they will defy Mr Clegg and vote against.

Liberal Youth chairman Martin Shapland told the Star today that he is urging his members to join tomorrow's lobby. He insisted that scrapping fees would "remain Liberal Youth policy."

Mr Shapland protested: "To go from a position of anti-fees to a position of abstention and then to a position of pro-fees is stretching credibility."

Some Tory backbenchers also pledged to oppose the fees rise. They included former minister David Davis, Philip Davies and Julian Lewis.

Mr Lewis complained: "It is not going to be selection by academic ability. It is selection by ability to pay."

Labour shadow chancellor Alan Johnson announced that he had changed his mind and now believed there was "a strong case" for Mr Miliband's favoured graduate tax.

Business Secretary Vince Cable offered a few paltry changes to the proposed student loans package today, including changing repayment thresholds in line with inflation.

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Joing the fight
Mass lobby of Parliament with rally on Victoria Embankment from 1pm to 3pm this Thursday, to be joined by a protest march via central London. Candlelit vigil around 5.30 pm