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The coalition government has won the vote to raise tuition fees in England to up to £9,000 per year - amid violent protests in Westminster.
Three ministerial aides have resigned over the issue - as the fee rise passed by a majority of 21 votes.
Scotland Yard says eight police officers have been hurt in clashes between police and students.
In angry scenes, protesters are battling with police and attacking buildings, including the Treasury.
Earlier protesters had forced their way into Parliament Square and pushed hard against lines of riot police in front of the Houses of Parliament.
It will mean fees being almost tripled, as the government saw its majority cut by three-quarters in a backbench rebellion.
There were 21 Lib Dem MPs who voted against the coalition.
Mounted police were used to control crowds, as demonstrators protested outside the Houses of Parliament.
The London Ambulance Service says 19 people have been treated for injuries - six have been taken to hospital.
You can't pay a debt with a debt - Mr S
Originally posted by Longy4eva
Good points. Never thought of it like that, no democracy!
But I thought the ideal of protest was that it was a way of the public voting against this.
The question now is, if we're against a NWO and democracy, what's the happy medium?
Capitalism is the social system which now exists in all countries of the world. Under this system, the means for producing and distributing goods (the land, factories, technology, transport system etc) are owned by a small minority of people. We refer to this group of people as the capitalist class. The majority of people must sell their ability to work in return for a wage or salary (who we refer to as the working class...
The working class are paid to produce goods and services which are then sold for a profit. The profit is gained by the capitalist class because they can make more money selling what we have produced than we cost to buy on the labour market. In this sense, the working class are exploited by the capitalist class. The capitalists live off the profits they obtain from exploiting the working class whilst reinvesting some of their profits for the further accumulation of wealth.
Originally posted by the cynic jester
The will of the people has been ignored, the politicians broke a promise and tripled the tuition costs. I wonder how many of these guys will be reelected? Do they not understand how making university more inaccessible will cause worse issues for their country? Can anyone explain to me the reason for the raise in rates?
Originally posted by wcitizen
See the way Osborne blatantly refuses to give direct answers to straightforward questions, and seemingly has lied about the UK debt. It's sickening.
Incidentally, Osborne attended the Bilderberg meeting last year.