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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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  • User AvatarNick Barlow 28th Dec - 1:22pm
    Maybe it's a test of how someone would deal with disagreement if they were to be elected - the purpose of asking the 'what party...
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    The issue is the bedroom tax and what SNP would do at Westminster. Mr Murray is an interesting person with a mix of views, but...
  • User AvatarStephen W 28th Dec - 12:36pm
    Either the SNP are considering supporting the Bedroom Tax despite their repeated self-righteous comments to the contrary. Or they are just ensuring absolute partisan loyalty...
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    Could do with a substantial increase in licence. I have known very sensible people and some utter, total idiots who did not know rules of...
  • User AvatarJane Ann Liston 28th Dec - 11:38am
    Hmm. I wonder whether the question Mr Murray was asked about the Bedroom Tax was rhetorical? If not, it is extremely interesting that the SNP...
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    Scilly's to Shetland surely!
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