One phrase I hear a lot on the doorstep is that politicians say one thing to get elected and then do the opposite when they get in, writes David Ellesmere, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Ipswich.
I’d like to say this isn’t the case - it certainly isn’t always the case - but this Government has provided some pretty big examples. The tripling of university tuition fees after the Lib Dems promised to abolish them is perhaps the most spectacular.
While attention has focused on the truly huge levels of debt students are saddled with on graduating - typically £44,000 - it’s becoming clear that the whole system is fundamentally broken.
Three quarters of graduates will never earn enough to pay off their loan and interest, leaving the Government with a massive write-off bill thirty years down the line.
Labour have announced we will reduce tuition fees by £3,000 and increase student grants by £400, while maintaining funding for universities.
This is good news for young people who won’t be saddled with a lifetime of debt and good news for tax payers who won’t be faced with a huge bill in future.
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