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Opinion: Tuition fees and inconvenient truths

Wednesday, 21st November 2012 is, to use Mr Roosevelt’s words, “a date that will live in infamy”. Indeed, it was a day that finally brought the government to its knees. The coalition had well and truly been smashed to pieces.

Well, that’s what you’d believe if you were a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party.

What really happened? A student protest that was never aimed at achieving anything (and indeed it didn’t). The protest of November 2010 aimed to lobby MPs in the run-up to the vote on raising tuition fees. For all the cost and effort put into organising it, this week’s

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    I don't see how the government can be "way ahead" of Labour on zero-hour contracts when they have increased 15-fold in the life of this...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 1st Apr - 10:04pm
    Matthew. But we're paying the equivalent of direct state funding for universities at the moment, right? That is why students pay nothing up front. So...
  • User AvatarPhyllis 1st Apr - 9:58pm
    ATF the difficulty in what you suggest is that many voters remember the last time Clegg 'spoke to the voters' in a television debate and...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 1st Apr - 9:56pm
    Phyllis Matthew H, I’m simply trying to understand the logic of alienating lots of voters by breaking a pledge that encouraged them to vote for...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 1st Apr - 9:48pm
    As I rarely agree with you Caron I just had to post. Well said Caron. However neither BBC nor Channel Four News stated that it...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 1st Apr - 9:40pm
    I agree with Hywel. Neil is one of the most level headed, good hearted, responsible people you could ever wish to meet. I trust his...
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