- Nov 25, 2008
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Students in universities in England face tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year, as the government confirmed plans for higher education.
Fees will rise to £6,000 - with an upper tier of £9,000, if universities ensure access for poorer students.
Universities Minister David Willetts told MPs this was a "good deal for students and universities".
I understand the sensitivities regarding University funding in this age of austerity, but it seems that our worse nightmares have already materialized and are much worse than initially feared (a £7,000 rise). Rather than cutting down on Trident citizens will have to pay for government deficit by compromising the lives of their children and the lives of many generations of Britons to come.
This policy is a major shortfall in the coalition government and highlights a weakness in the Lib dem leadership.
BBC News - Students face tuition fees rising to £9,000