University fees? Yes, Minister

Whenever I hear discussions of the funding of universities, my thoughts turn first to a classic ‘Yes Minister’ episode in which the worthies in Sir Humphrey’s Oxford College lobby him against the pernicious effects of government funding policies. Much of that sketch is relevant to the current debate in Ireland about third-level tuition fees, where it seems to me that two separate issues have been conflated (or confused) in some quarters …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 12 August]

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