Thursday, 5 January 2012
Paying the Price? This year’s students from England
Any day now on the doormats of many student hopefuls there will be a letter offering a place at university later this year.
For English students a decision to accept these offers won’t just be a proud moment but also an expensive decision. The evidence now emerging suggests that there has been a significant drop in applications for places;
eg see here >>> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8992752/University-applications-drop-by-23000-after-fees-hike.html
Most of the English students who accept will be landed with a bill for £9,000 per year for tuition fees naka Top up fees, courtesy of a government whose millionaire leaders went for free and of a British political establishment which has broken its promises not to introduce such fees, a promise made at one time by all three establishment political parties (Labour first, then the Conservatives and most infamously the Liberal Democrats).
In Scotland, with the benefit of rule by a Party which champions for the Scottish, not only are there no such fees, but also there are still grants available for Scottish students from deprived backgrounds.
To add insult to injury, whilst English students must pay £9,000 a year to attend a Scottish University, any students from other EU countries will go free – courtesy of EU rules against discrimination! The English Democrats are campaigning for democratic fairness for England and we oppose any discrimination against English students.
I have issued a press release saying:- “It is appalling and unfair that English students have been singled out to pay to go to university when Scottish students are to go for free. This is a consequence of no party in Westminster daring to stand up for England and for English interests!”
The English Democrats have been campaigning against Top Up/Tuition fees for years. Here are links to two of our campaigning videos:-
serious >.> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCnFhToPsKA&feature=related
and more jokey >>> http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PbibPOjQf-4&feature=related
What do you think?