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Oh right, so now we've turned it into "don't murder those children...murder those children"
And to Muckster of course I know that living on the streets is not a good position to be in, but my point is that there are many people who with a few lifestyle changes don't have to be, but they make a choice, drugs and alcohol, that is their choice and I don't see why I should be responsible for their decisions, no one is responsible for mine.
But hey ho, I'll leave you all to your faux indignation in forum land, while I go back and live in the real world
And I still think that this doesn't exactly meet the "Alternative Breaking News" section, not saying it should not be discussed but it's hardly important headline stuff.
Originally posted by stumason
Originally posted by Knobby
reply to post by woodwardjnr
Also, who from a working class background will be able to pay the £9000 per year tuition fees for just about any course in England and Wales. And that's without living expenses on top of that.
If you are staying away from home then I would dread to think what the final bill would be.
I wonder when the boys formulated that particular plan to keep the poor uneducated.
I'm sorry, this constant misunderstanding of Tuition fees and it's (deliberate) misrepresentation annoys the crap out of me.
It doesn't cost anyone £9000 to go to Uni. They get a loan which pays it for them.
After they Graduate, they then have to pay the money back once they earn over £21k (or thereabouts) and even then, the payments are on a gradient in relation to your pay, so at the lowest end it works out as £31 a month. Even then, the debt is written off after a certain period anyway, no matter if you pay it off or not.
Do you honestly expect people to believe that someone on £21k a year cannot afford £30 a month? That's less than most TV, phone or internet subscriptions and I bet they could afford them....
To then peddle the nonsense that "people from working class backgrounds" can't go to Uni based on the above, is totally wrong. If someone has the aptitude, they can go to Uni and they don't have to worry about finding £9k a year.to pay for it.
If you want to rant against the "Elites" at least do it from a logical standpoint, not paranoid, tabloid trash nonsense.