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Thousands of students Protesting as Clegg confirms betrayal

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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
9th Dec
As Parliament votes today and Nick Clegg plans to complete his betrayal of his Fees pledge thousands of students will be keeping pressure on MPs by marching down Whitehall. If the vote goes through we will see a return to University Education for the privileged.



A much more dispersed protest all over the country. This issue is causing massive amounts of anger among students.



A 30 000 to 50 000 March over Tuition Fees has moved into an occupation of Millbank tower and the courtyard.

For the record I completely condemn the person who threw a fire extinguisher from the roof as did the protesters at the time.


However I do see the Tory headquarters and a legitimate target for this protest as they push through attack after attack on ordinary workers and students in order to make them pay for the mess left by the banks.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11726822
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#2
why aren't they in class??
#3
And? At least add your thoughts.
#4
Point proven It's Wednesday and thousands of them ain't at uni. Charge them more the lazy buggers
#5
Goonieman
And? At least add your thoughts.

Initial thought was "About time!"
banned 1 Like #6
Scum
#7
DLM
Scum

Students are scum???
banned 1 Like #8
civms47
DLM
Scum
Students are scum???

Anyone that behaves like that are scum.
#9
I don't agree with any sort of violence, but I really feel for them. Either pay thousands to get an education and get a decent job, or sit on your back side and claim the dole because there are no jobs for them. My Daughters at Uni and already by the time she finishes she will be in nearly £20k worth of debt before she's 21. It's so wrong it makes my blood boil.
banned#10
Ban cheap student nights that would upset them.

Amazing how they can always afford to get drunk oO
#11
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civms47
DLM
Scum
Students are scum???


Anyone that behaves like that are scum.


protesting against the government makes you scum?
#12
smithers
Either pay thousands to get an education and get a decent job, or sit on your back side and claim the dole because there are no jobs for them.
So only graduates can get jobs now? What a load of bull!
banned#13
smithers
I don't agree with any sort of violence, but I really feel for them. Either pay thousands to get an education and get a decent job, or sit on your back side and claim the dole because there are no jobs for them. My Daughters at Uni and already by the time she finishes she will be in nearly £20k worth of debt before she's 21. It's so wrong it makes my blood boil.

Why doesn't she settle down with somebody on the dole.

It would be cheaper.
banned#14
roryk83
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civms47
DLM
Scum
Students are scum???
Anyone that behaves like that are scum.
protesting against the government makes you scum?

Protesting??? oO
#15
Students are a **** stupid bunch. I spend most of my sundays in Edinburgh's main student area, and every time I walk past the Tesco there, the self-service tills are absolutely packed with people. Nevermind the fact that the Lidl further along the road is cheaper on pretty much everything, it's self-service that cuts jobs in the local area, so they're basically ******* away the chance to take a part-time job to help support themselves through uni by serving themselves. So, they'll organise themselves to protest the redundancies and job cuts caused by Condem's policies, while actively participating in Tesco's tactic to do the same.

Edited By: cuzzy on Dec 09, 2010 19:41: Bad language removed
1 Like #16
The media will always focus an any violence. The true picture is that thousands of students have occupied the courtyard at Millbank tower in a legitimate protest.

People feel real anger at a coalition that has gone back on many promises to ordinary people while at every turn protecting the banks and big business.

The Tory headquarters is a legitimate target for protest as they are in the driving seat of this move to make workers and students pay for the mess made by their friends running those banks.
#17
God - everyone genaralises so much, not all students are the same. No, not only graduates can get jobs, but it certainly puts them in a better position to get the better paid jobs and have a career rather than jobs with the min wage.
banned#18
smithers
God - everyone genaralises so much, not all students are the same. No, not only graduates can get jobs, but it certainly puts them in a better position to get the better paid jobs and have a career rather than jobs with the min wage.

Is there any such thing as a career nowadays?
#19
Their point is that it's not fair for students to pay triple, when it's already so **** expensive for so little. There's no government funding anymore and all universities are budget cutting. There are very few resources left in a lot of schools. They're supposed to be the future but how much of a future can they have when they have to spend the next few decades paying off their debts. There are much better way for the government to save money. For example, did we really need to spend 190k on a bridge for mice to cross?! And however many billion on the Olympics?
#20
When peaceful resolution is impossible, violent retribution is inevitable.
The UK recently signed a defence treaty with Francais; maybe they could put it in to action., as they're quite familiar with protest across the pond.
banned#21
cryption
Their point is that it's not fair for students to pay triple, when it's already so **** expensive for so little. There's no government funding anymore and all universities are budget cutting. There are very few resources left in a lot of schools. They're supposed to be the future but how much of a future can they have when they have to spend the next few decades paying off their debts. There are much better way for the government to save money. For example, did we really need to spend 190k on a bridge for mice to cross?! And however many billion on the Olympics?

How much do they spend at Top Shop and on alcohol?
banned 1 Like #22
Plum
The media will always focus an any violence. The true picture is that thousands of students have occupied the courtyard at Millbank tower in a legitimate protest.

People feel real anger at a coalition that has gone back on many promises to ordinary people while at every turn protecting the banks and big business.

The Tory headquarters is a legitimate target for protest as they are in the driving seat of this move to make workers and students pay for the mess made by their friends running those banks.


Plum, you're in favour of this???? Quelle surprise :{

Plum, for you newcomers, would support a midwifes strike whilst his wife/daughter/girlfriend was giving birth.

Personally, I graduated uni long ago and there were a lot of people at my uni (a good one) and many others who were just there to get laid/drunk/stoned. I was too, but along with learning something and trying to make sure I had a career afterwards.

Raising the cost might lead to better education, put off a lot of people who shouldn't be going to uni anyway and maybe even reduce competition in my field. Awesome!!
#23
cryption
Their point is that it's not fair for students to pay triple, when it's already so **** expensive for so little. There's no government funding anymore and all universities are budget cutting. There are very few resources left in a lot of schools. They're supposed to be the future but how much of a future can they have when they have to spend the next few decades paying off their debts. There are much better way for the government to save money. For example, did we really need to spend 190k on a bridge for mice to cross?! And however many billion on the Olympics?

I couldn't have put it better myself :)
banned#24
cryption
Their point is that it's not fair for students to pay triple, when it's already so **** expensive for so little. There's no government funding anymore and all universities are budget cutting. There are very few resources left in a lot of schools. They're supposed to be the future but how much of a future can they have when they have to spend the next few decades paying off their debts. There are much better way for the government to save money. For example, did we really need to spend 190k on a bridge for mice to cross?! And however many billion on the Olympics?


Wasn't that the Welsh Assembly?

And yes putting on an Olympics costs a few billion. They're quite big events....
#25
I know it is a selfish attitude but hopefully if student tuition rises then less people will go to uni and get a degree and so mine will be worth more.
#26
FilthAndFurry
Plum
The media will always focus an any violence. The true picture is that thousands of students have occupied the courtyard at Millbank tower in a legitimate protest.

People feel real anger at a coalition that has gone back on many promises to ordinary people while at every turn protecting the banks and big business.

The Tory headquarters is a legitimate target for protest as they are in the driving seat of this move to make workers and students pay for the mess made by their friends running those banks.


Plum, you're in favour of this???? Quelle surprise :{

Plum, for you newcomers, would support a midwifes strike whilst his wife/daughter/girlfriend was giving birth.

Personally, I graduated uni long ago and there were a lot of people at my uni (a good one) and many others who were just there to get laid/drunk/stoned. I was too, but along with learning something and trying to make sure I had a career afterwards.

Raising the cost might lead to better education, put off a lot of people who shouldn't be going to uni anyway and maybe even reduce competition in my field. Awesome!!


Finally, someone with a similar outlook to myself.
#27
Glad my course started this year lol.
#28
CReilly
I know it is a selfish attitude but hopefully if student tuition rises then less people will go to uni and get a degree and so mine will be worth more.

You obviously come from a background that can afford for you to pay for your education, rather than getting into huge debt, not everyone who has the potential has that luxury..............
#29
DLM
cryption
Their point is that it's not fair for students to pay triple, when it's already so **** expensive for so little. There's no government funding anymore and all universities are budget cutting. There are very few resources left in a lot of schools. They're supposed to be the future but how much of a future can they have when they have to spend the next few decades paying off their debts. There are much better way for the government to save money. For example, did we really need to spend 190k on a bridge for mice to cross?! And however many billion on the Olympics?


How much do they spend at Top Shop and on alcohol?


Irrelavent since Topshop and alcohol arent the prices that are tripling.

Its also the most typical, prejudice and done argument against students usually reserved for bitter folks who never had the oppertunity to get an educatoin, dont you have a better one?

Anyone who is close minded enough to think students drink and shop all day need to go back to school themselves. I go to university and in order for it to be worth the 3k every year I have to pass my course, which requires me to be in uni 5 days a week from 8 till 4 and I also have to work to pay for my accomodation and living costs. I work just as hard as any adult and I'd rather be doing that than riding by on the dole.
banned#30
cryption
DLM
cryption
Their point is that it's not fair for students to pay triple, when it's already so **** expensive for so little. There's no government funding anymore and all universities are budget cutting. There are very few resources left in a lot of schools. They're supposed to be the future but how much of a future can they have when they have to spend the next few decades paying off their debts. There are much better way for the government to save money. For example, did we really need to spend 190k on a bridge for mice to cross?! And however many billion on the Olympics?


How much do they spend at Top Shop and on alcohol?


Irrelavent since Topshop and alcohol arent the prices that are tripling.

Its also the most typical, prejudice and done argument against students usually reserved for bitter folks who never had the oppertunity to get an educatoin, dont you have a better one?

Anyone who is close minded enough to think students drink and shop all day need to go back to school themselves. I go to university and in order for it to be worth the 3k every year I have to pass my course, which requires me to be in uni 5 days a week from 8 till 4 and I also have to work to pay for my accomodation and living costs. I work just as hard as any adult and I'd rather be doing that than riding by on the dole.


So you don't want costs to fall, you just want a medal?

Will a round of applause suffice?

Look, going to uni is tough. It's supposed to be. But you must see people on your course who have no business being there and who require a lot of remedial stuff in the first year.

Personally I'd like to see more money going into education at the younger levels as well as more vocational courses, along with these rises.

But really, I don't care because I went to uni and I've got enough put by to send any kids I might have to uni. That's because I plan on being a responsible parent. Want your kids to go to uni - work harder.
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civms47
DLM
Scum
Students are scum???
Anyone that behaves like that are scum.

Absolutely brilliant, you've got a cheek to comment on anyone's behaviour after some of the posts you've made in the past couple of weeks.....

DLM
Is there any such thing as a career nowadays?

And you would know this how???
#32
FilthAndFurry
Plum, you're in favour of this???? Quelle surprise :{Plum, for you newcomers, would support a midwifes strike whilst his wife/daughter/girlfriend was giving birth.Personally, I graduated uni long ago and there were a lot of people at my uni (a good one) and many others who were just there to get laid/drunk/stoned. I was too, but along with learning something and trying to make sure I had a career afterwards. Raising the cost might lead to better education, put off a lot of people who shouldn't be going to uni anyway and maybe even reduce competition in my field. Awesome!!

Always wanting to inform people about me FF!

You really don't like people to make up their own mind. I wonder what you are afraid of?

Vid of protest
banned#33
Plum and Filth having a discussion is akin to a 'Bum Fight'
banned#34
civms47
DLM
civms47
DLM
Scum
Students are scum???
Anyone that behaves like that are scum.
Absolutely brilliant, you've got a cheek to comment on anyone's behaviour after some of the posts you've made in the past couple of weeks.....
DLM
Is there any such thing as a career nowadays?
And you would know this how???

LMAO X)
#35
FilthAndFurry
Want your kids to go to uni - work harder.

So if your parents don't work hard or are not around...

Sounds like good old Victorian values to me.
#36
I'll get the rifle ... how many of the 'louts' are there so I bring enough Ammo !!!!!!

If they don't pay then it's the working person who has to pay AGAIN !!!
#37
They are dropping fire extinguishers off the top of the building aiming it at the police
#38
rangermastiffs
I'll get the rifle ... how many of the 'louts' are there so I bring enough Ammo !!!!!!If they don't pay then it's the working person who has to pay AGAIN !!!

Careful they may all spit on you at the same time and drown you. (_;)
#39
FilthAndFurry
cryption
Their point is that it's not fair for students to pay triple, when it's already so **** expensive for so little. There's no government funding anymore and all universities are budget cutting. There are very few resources left in a lot of schools. They're supposed to be the future but how much of a future can they have when they have to spend the next few decades paying off their debts. There are much better way for the government to save money. For example, did we really need to spend 190k on a bridge for mice to cross?! And however many billion on the Olympics?


Wasn't that the Welsh Assembly?

And yes putting on an Olympics costs a few billion. They're quite big events....


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/08/24/article-1305672-0AE59329000005DC-326_634x361.jpg
#40
archer1204
They are dropping fire extinguishers off the top of the building aiming it at the police

Link?/source?

Rubbish. A fire extinguisher was allegedly thrown at some point.



Edited By: Plum on Nov 10, 2010 16:22

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