Saturday, 25 August 2012

Tuition fees - unjust and immoral

10 December 2010
Maidstone Greens have condemned Helen Grant and Hugh Robertsons's support for tuition fees as immoral and unjust. Last night both Maidstone MPs voted in favour of increasing the level of student debt that young people will start their life with by a further £20,000. Local Greens have also condemned the Liberal Democrats who supported the bill.

Maidstone Greens have condemned Helen Grant and Hugh Robertsons's support for tuition fees as immoral and unjust. Last night both Maidstone MPs voted in favour of increasing the level of student debt that young people will start their life with by a further £20,000. Local Greens have also condemned the Liberal Democrats who supported the bill.

Stuart Jeffery, Maidstone Green Party: "If government wanted to keep university education for the rich it could not have done a better job. Rather than opening up universities on the basis of ability they have put a huge barrier in place for people from moderate backgrounds who don't want to start life with a huge millstone.

"We think the Tories and their Lib Dem supporters should be ashamed of themselves for this immoral and unjust act. The Lib Dems are especially culpable for misleading the electorate at the last general election. Young people have been badly let down by politicians. As we are now the only mainstream party fighting for the abolition of tuition fees, I urge those who believe in free education to join the Green Party and not let coalition ideology punish the poorest in society.

Notes:
Hansard 9th Dec 2010 Green Party on tuition fees

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