Monday, January 09, 2006

Universities challenged in England

In the latest policy U-turn, David Cameron has decided to keep student tuition fees in England as Universities need to be "well funded" and the money "has to come from somewhere". Is Cameron unaware that Welsh and Scottish students do not need top up fees as their Universities are already well funded by England?

Could the money be found by reforming the 'Barnett Formula' or are a few additional Conservative votes in Scotland and Wales more tempting than the votes of university students and their parents in England?

1 comment:

Devil's Kitchen said...

I think that you've answered your own question there...

And here's your starter for 10: when Labour proposed reworking the Barnett formula, which bunch of political piggies squealed the loudest?

A: The SNP, of course!