Whatever you think about the various political successes and failures of the past years, it is sobering for Conservatives to recognise that their party’s unrest could lead to Corbyn in charge.
Posts Tagged: Tuition Fees
Ryan Shorthouse: Universities have enjoyed a leap in funding – vice-chancellors must act responsibly in return
It is wrong for those at the top to take advantage of the generosity of government, students, and other, far less well-remunerated, academic staff.
Ellie King: Living costs are the biggest problem for students. Cutting tuition fees would do nothing to solve it.
I believe there are three means of improving this situation: maintenance grants, the criteria for maintenance loans, and scholarships and bursaries.
It’s not just an auction of promises we can never win, but an essential way to reach out to an increasingly consumerist electorate.
Right-wing critics of the higher education sector have not given recent reforms a chance to take effect.
As possibly the only Brexiteer in the Parliamentary Party’s One Nation group, I am also only too aware that this message must be accompanied by a successful EU negotiation.
Successive governments have ducked the question of which degrees are actually public goods worth spending taxpayers’ money on.
But that doesn’t mean we should stop calling out Jeremy Corbyn for his terrible polices and illusory promises.
Brexit, housing, public sector pay, education, and industrial strategy should be the the stars by which ministers set a course for victory in 2022.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
That the Opposition are willing to risk alienating key supporters even whilst preparing for an early election shows how dangerous they think this policy is.
When I wrote on this website last year that we should not underestimate him, some ridiculed my argument. Now we have to educate a new generation about the dangers of Labour.
My pizza-fuelled focus group confirmed why our campaign was so unattractive to these voters, and how we can win them over.
Once we’re no longer sending the proceeds to Brussels, the Government can invest in education and social care without asking more from the taxpayer.
Ben Jeffreys: Scrap tuition fees. Fairer school funding. Votes at 16. How the Tories can win young people’s support.
Increasingly, the Conservatives are seen as protecting the interests of those who have acquired wealth by their old age.