Student rage

So predictably the government has voted to raise the upper limit of fees that universities can be changed and equally predictably another student demo has descended into violence. Whilst as mentioned before I did benefit from a free University education but that was when a much smaller number of students went to University but as Dizzy observes the way the new loans are structured they only have to be paid back if they start making above a decent wage. Which seems fairer than expecting everyone to contribute to a university education for everyone who’s even just a tiny bit above … Continue reading

Weather or riots… place your bets

I see from Facebook that the students plan to take to the streets again, though this time for a peaceful protest. though their banner does look like a cross between a socialist revolutionary poster and Irish republican lyrics/slogans – both movements well known for their peaceful nature. The Facebook group claims over 6,000 people are going to be attending, however looking out of my window I can see about 3 inches of snow on the ground and more falling. Now admittedly I’m on the edge of town but I don’t imagine it’s falling much less in the centre. So I … Continue reading

A miscellany of idiocy

Having muttered about the student “demo” previously I find myself returning to the subject due to comments made by other commentators and people that were there. From the title of this post you can probably gather that I disagree with their points really quite strongly. But of course it’s not just supporters of the student demo’s advocating violence, elsewhere there are green candidates whose response to the cuts impacting “a genuinely shocking number of important animal welfare initiatives” and thus creating the kind of world they don’t wish to live in, is not to look at how they could fund … Continue reading