Posts Tagged ‘students’

Okay, so by the narrowest of margins,the Coalition Government got its proposals through the House Of Commons. Lucky for Nick Clegg, who had a face like a wet kitten before the vote…

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Today, Thursday 9th December, the British Parliament are gathering to debate and vote on the first reading of a motion to increase university tuition fees on a stepped level, with £6000 and £9000 being the two caps. There are very violent protests concurrently taking place outside Westminster with students and riot police clashing amidst more accusations of police heavy-handedness. All of this is totally wrong, and a YES vote this evening will probably lead to massive scenes of violence and vandalism across the country.

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Today, The Guardian Newspaper revealed that before May’s General Election, the Liberal Democrats held secret meetings aimed at agreeing coalition terms in the likelihood of a hung parliament. During these meetings, the planned pledge on University tuition fees was discussed and it was acknowledged that the Lib Dem pledge to cut tuition fees would have to be scrapped. This article was leaked, marked confidential and dated 16th March. Despite this, Nick Clegg continued to campaign based on this pledge, as he knew it would gain the votes of many students, especially in his own constituency of Sheffield Hallam.

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