The Liberal Democrats and Tories have launched a crusade against students. The idea of fees of £9,000 and university leavers entering the job market with debts of up to £50,000 is abhorrent. Current and previous generations are lucky to have had free university places yet now the Government is proposing that our children are burdened with a debt that could take their entire life to pay off.
This is an act of social vandalism in which universities will again become the preserve of the rich. This policy is wrong and above all unfair. The Liberal Democrats who pledged to scrap tuition fees should hold their heads in shame.
Michael Clarke, Secretary Herne Bay Labour Party
Herne Bay Times, 9th Dec 2010