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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 AvatarMick Taylor 19th Oct - 4:49pm
    I hope David Howarth's paper was not to be produced for December 2013. Otherwise we'd need a Tardis to find it.
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    Michael BG, I posted the exchange at PM questions yesterday to highlight what passess for economic debate at the highest levels in our parliament. Contrast...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 19th Oct - 4:44pm
    @ Michael BG I suggest you accept the Scottish meaning of blether : "in colloquial terms, people usually know it to mean a lengthy chat...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 19th Oct - 4:20pm
    A very inspiring post, Kirsten. What is remarkable is that, even at a very young age, Martin Luther King had astonishingly brilliant skills of oratory!...
  • User AvatarPalehorse 19th Oct - 3:47pm
    "The National Debt can decline as a share of GDP in the good times." I continually ask "When do the good times come and how?"...
  • User AvatarJames 19th Oct - 3:03pm
    Coalition had a huge impact on us in Wales, but I do think to suggest it as the root cause of our decline would be...