Labour demands scrapping of tuition fee increase – but who will support it?

Angela Rayner said the government could not trust Tory MPs to back the fee rise [Image: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian].

Let’s be honest: Tories who asked Theresa Maybe to cut student fees will squirm – and then vote to increase them, like the good little poodles they are.

And the DUP? Sorry, students, but £1.5 billion in their hands will mean more to them than cutting your debts!

Excuse This Writer’s cynicism, but this vote will turn out to be an opportunity for the Conservatives and the DUP to remind us all that they cannot be trusted with government because they have no principles at all.

These crawling invertebrates will say whatever they like outside Parliament, but the minute their words are put to the test, they will be swallowed – and the party line followed.

Let us hope the names of everybody who fails to support Labour’s motion are taken, so this can be used against them at the next general election (which isn’t very far away).

Labour is to force a parliamentary vote to scrap the government’s latest rise in university tuition fees.

The move, led by the shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, will put some Conservative MPs in an uncomfortable position at a time when they have been pushing [Theresa] May to reduce the burden of fees on students.

Under the government’s plan, the annual tuition fee cap of £9,000 is to rise by £250 a year, increasing the debt of a student on a four-year course by £1,000 overall.

Jeremy Corbyn’s gains at the general election in June were partly attributed to a large vote from students after he promised to scrap tuition fees and look at ways of writing off existing fee debt.

The vote on Wednesday could also prove difficult for the Democratic Unionist party, which is supporting the Conservative government but voted against increasing the cap on student fees to £9,000 in 2010.

Source: Labour to force vote on government plan to increase tuition fees | Education | The Guardian


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2 thoughts on “Labour demands scrapping of tuition fee increase – but who will support it?

  1. NMac

    The Tories are trying hard to prevent working class students from entering higher education, so they are most unlikely to even cut fees. One way or another they will continue to raise them.

  2. damo

    I have never met a torie who was moral or principaled never….never…as we have all seen they will do any and everything for money and power as we whitnessed on the itv ch4 news last night of the torie minnister at the london arms fair…good god utterly discusting selling weapons to the monsters that are the saudis who erradicating an entire people…. He didnt even blink at his discusting lack of morals or humanity its all about the coin with tories all about power no dought the tories are involved in debt collection in some way to hound the poor students when they cant pay there loans back i wouldnt put it past the tories.

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