Labour are pledging to scrap tuition fees as Tories keep them the same
Yeet those fees, Mr Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn has been gassing up Labour's policy of scrapping tuition fees.
It's a public affirmation of the Labour policy which won over students during the 2017 election, ahead of the release of the parties' manifestos.
Meanwhile, the Conservatives have gone back on their idea of cutting fees to £7,500 a year, according to The Independent.
We'll scrap them. That's real change.https://t.co/r8n1CzR6Y8
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 5, 2019
In May, the unveiled plans to slash fees to £7,500 a year, however it appears the Augur Review's recommendations haven't made it into Boris' manifesto.
Even Tories thought cutting fees wasn't a good idea. David Willetts, the minister who bought fees up to nine grand, told The Tab earlier this year that a decrease "means more crowded seminars, it means less equipped labs."
He added: "If the government said, 'We've got a great idea to help secondary school pupils, we're going to reduce the unit of resource for secondary schools by 1500 pounds per secondary student', the secondary school kids wouldn't say, 'That's fantastic. Thank you for helping us'."
Labour's last manifesto put the cost of this fiscal yeeting at over £11.2bn.
Further than binning tuition fees, in 2017 Corbyn heavily implied Labour would sack off student debt altogether. Channelling his inner mob boss, he'd "deal with" the problem.
However, after the election he was quick to clarify this was definitely, absolutely, categorically not a promise.
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