Students protest at Westminster in November 2015 against plans to scrap the grants [Image: Stephanie Kalber/Demotix/Corbis].


Here’s another Tory attack on democracy, on the poor, on aspiration and on choice.

As the placard in the image states, education is not a privilege. Deprive anyone of education and you could be depriving the world of the next great scientific, artistic, cultural or political genius.

George Osborne is not pushing this plan through without a democratic vote because he wants to save money, and he certainly isn’t doing it as a minor adjustment.

He’s sabotaging the future. Yours, and that of your children.

Ministers have been accused of an “outrageous” attempt to sneak through their proposals to end student grants in England without proper scrutiny by MPs.

The plan to scrap maintenance grants, which help half a million of the poorest students pay for university life, will go through a legislation committee on Thursday, without a vote and debate on the floor of the House of Commons.

Source: Plan to end student grants without Commons vote outrages opposition | Politics | The Guardian

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