Well, no workable policies. Theresa May has again displayed her lack of intelligence.

You have to admire Theresa May’s cheek, don’t you?

Or perhaps I mean: You have to laugh at her stupidity.

She has announced a review of student tuition fees, and has also called for an end to “outdated values” that favour university – degree-level – education over technical qualifications.

Of course, the combined research power of the social media has already made a fool of the dung-plated dunce of Number 10.

Firstly, she voted to triple student tuition fees as a member of the Coalition cabinet – a particularly two-faced move after voting against tuition fees proposed by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown’s New Labour governments.

Secondly, the Tories were behind the shift away from technical qualifications – pushing tech colleges to change to universities during the early 1990s.

I was in college at the time (yes, I’m that old) and remember it very clearly.

Mrs May is – rather desperately – trying to justify her review by saying universities are charging too much for some courses and should bring their prices down.

But didn’t her government give them carte blanche to do so? Yes, I think it did.

The aim – allegedly – was to create a “competitive market” among universities, with institutions vying to charge the least in order to attract students.

But that hasn’t happened – they all charged the maximum.

Mrs May’s idea that fees should be variable according to the quality of the course is another duffer, designed to create further division in among UK citizens; obviously, Oxbridge will charge the most, making it unreachable by people who are talented but have no money.

So a British university education will continue to be among the most expensive in the world, no matter what.

The higher-rated university authorities need to think very carefully about this, though. Many Tory MPs and cabinet members have such places on their CVs, and have proved to be utter buffoons. Theresa May is one of them, having attended Oxford.

She is hardly an advert for that august institution!

Critics in the Tory Party, like former Education Secretary Justine Greening, have said May’s plan to tinker with the system won’t do any good. She has suggested cancelling interest payments on student loans and reviving maintenance grants for poorer students.

All of the suggestions being discussed by the Tories are apparently aimed at reviving support from young people – and they’re all pointless.

Labour would end tuition fees altogether – and would also restore maintenance grants.

In comparison to that, the Tories have nothing to offer but a lifetime of debt.

Here are a few of the more choice comments from the social media:

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*BBC1 won’t be reporting it like this so PLEASE HIT THE SHARE BUTTON!*Theresa May and her Government shaft students for yrs by tripling tuition fees to £9250 a yr, Saddle them with crippling debts of £50,000 & extortionate interest of 6% when rates are only 0.5% & then she’s says she wants to conduct a review into just how much shes shafted them!

Posted by Peter Stefanovic on Monday, 19 February 2018


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