Labour tuition fees plan under fire


stempolicy.pngTalk of Labour plans to limit its proposed £6,000 cap on tuition fees to ‘useful’ STEM subjects shows they are 'still behind the game', said UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall.

"Our policy is remove the young people who have shown ability from having to pay tuition fees at all if they take a degree course in the sciences, technology, maths or medicine.

"Labour's proposal goes nowhere near as far and shows that they really aren't in touch with the financial reality of many people's lives.

"I have always been opposed to tuition fees and as I predicted they have saddled our bright young people with a debt that many will never be able to repay," said Mr Nuttall, party Education spokesman.

"These fees also hit students from poorer backgrounds the hardest, the very people that Labour purports to represent.

"UKIP would scrap Labour's nonsensical idea of sending 50% of 18-year-olds to university and introduce grants being means tested where family income exceeds £80,000," he said.

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