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

Fitwatch down

It would seem that after posting an article offering advice to students on how to make getting arrested after committing criminal acts the site Fitwatch has been taken down at the request of the police. Unlike Dizzy I don’t think Fitwatch consider all police to be “brutal bastards” and quite liked what they were doing. Overt surveillance of peaceful demonstrations does have a chilling effect on protest, and the compilation of dossiers of protesters who haven’t broken any laws is not acceptable. So hampering police operations when they’re doing this, and playing them at their own game seems fair enough … 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