Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Learning The Lessons

Am I being a terrible heretic for saying that I am just not sold on the abolition of undergraduate tuition fees?

You either do as some countries do, and fund higher education all the way up to doctoral level.

Or you charge fees, even if they are deferred, at every stage of the process.

Moreover, whatever students got, then so should their peers who were apprentices or trainees. And, of course, vice versa.

Why do people vilify the Lib Dems for voting to increase tuition fees, but not for the far worse things that the Coalition did to far larger numbers of far more vulnerable people?

And not only in Britain.

Opposed by Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Barry Gardiner, the war in Libya has turned out to have been the worst of the lot, and that is saying quite something.

It is the decisive reason why, in a crowded field, David Cameron was the worst Prime Minister of my lifetime.

One Conservative voted against that. But no Lib Dem did. Not one. Sod tuition fees.

Look at the wars since Theresa May entered Parliament in 1997. Every one of them has been a disaster.

Yet she has supported all of them. Corbyn, by contrast, has opposed them all.

On that sufficient basis, he should be Prime Minister, and she should not.

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