A freeze on tuition fee hikes, AFTER a tuition fee hike? Theresa May is totally out of touch

This lonely student must be rich, to be able to afford Tory tuition fees and interest charges on student loans [Image: Getty Images].

It is welcome that the Labour Party has come out in support of Vox Political‘s opinion on Theresa May’s offer to young voters.

I wrote yesterday: “The announcement that tuition fees will be frozen is pointless, coming as it does after a rise of £250 a year was introduced earlier this month.

“Obviously, considering the cost of tuition fees and the debt burden of loans, being a student is now an occupation intended for the very rich; these are offers to the privileged, not to the population at large.

“It seems incredible that the media are touting this as Theresa May’s answer to Labour’s overwhelming popularity among young voters.”

I also predicted a swift u-turn. Let’s see if I’m right.

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, responding to the Tories’ announcement on freezing tuition fees, said: “The fact Theresa May thinks she can win over young people by pledging to freeze tuition fees only weeks after increasing them to £9,250 shows just how out of touch she is.

“Another commission to look at tuition fees is a desperate attempt by the Tories to kick the issue into the long grass because they have no plans for young people and no ideas for our country. They are yesterday’s party.

“The next Labour government will scrap tuition fees entirely and introduce a National Education Service for lifelong learning for the many not the few. “

Source: Labour Press — The fact Theresa May thinks she can win over young…

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  1. Dez October 2, 2017 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Yet another confirmation that the Tories are not fit to govern when they make such glaring common sense mistakes…………and that is their main weakness total absence of common sense because they are so out of touch with the real world. Unfortunately this same crew are leading the Brexit negotiations which does not fill me with any confidence that they know what they are doing… other than looking after the commercial interests of their donating mates.

  2. Barry Davies October 2, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Well at least Labour are accepting their introduction of these charges was wrong, although the tories and lib dems jumped on the m as an easy way to raise money, and increased them to ridiculous amounts.

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