Vince Cable has cancelled his talk in Oxford merely a day before his due arrival. His choice to cancel was a response to a police notification that a large student protest was planned.

A spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats was unable to comment, however University officials have confirmed his change of plans.

Students are still planning to go ahead with the protest, and maintain that it was always intended to be peaceful. The protest against the Browne Review proposals announced this month is expected to be one of the largest Oxford student protests in recent years.