Ministers delay awkward decision on increasing tuition fees

UK“… So the £5,000 figure smacks of a compromise which will annoy everyone. John Denham, the universities secretary, no less a gut egalitarian than the prime minister, has made a virtue of not expressing an opinion that might influence the independent review. Yesterday his higher education minister, David Lammy – another deprived child who cracked the system and met Barack Obama on the same journey through Harvard, went no further than to welcome another contribution to this ‘important debate’. Lammy’s caution failed to impress student leaders who will be organising a demo outside parliament today …” (more)

[Michael White, Guardian, 18 March]

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