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Old 10-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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University tuition fee rise march turns into full blown riot!

I was very shocked upon hearing this, and if you haven't heard/seen the news as of yet here is a link;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11729912

What started as a good-natured march turned into a riot, effigies of David Cameron burned, drums banged, flares lit and thrown into buildings, police officers and security guards assaulted, windows smashed, slogans spray painted by thousands in the middle of London.

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Old 10-11-2010, 07:38 PM   #2
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I had considered going but decided I had better things to do like finish off coursework due in for Monday.

I just hope they find out who the rioters were and kick them out of their courses.

Also...lol at the feminist in the BBC news article picture.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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I had considered going but decided I had better things to do like finish off coursework due in for Monday.

I just hope they find out who the rioters were and kick them out of their courses.

Also...lol at the feminist in the BBC news article picture.
They've said they weren't students.
Basically, Peaceful Protest + Chavs = Riots.
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They've said they weren't students.
Basically, Peaceful Protest + Chavs = Riots.
I very much doubt that is the case.

A mixture of university and sixth form students. Bound to be many bad apples amongst that even if they stand no chance in getting into uni all they care about is a day off
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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They've said they weren't students.
Basically, Peaceful Protest + Chavs = Riots.

You think Chavs carry around effigies of David Cameron to burn? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense....

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But this only flared into violence when a small group left the main protest, carrying what appeared to be an effigy, and gathered in the area in front of the 30 Millbank office building.
Also, they were students...

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A thick line of riot police surrounded the remaining 25 or so students detained in the lobby of Millbank Tower.
Basically a little unrest turned bad when more people got involved.
Really sucks though, because it will have shot the lower-tuition movement in the foot.

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Old 10-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #6
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Re: University tuition fee rise march turns into full blown riot!

Students into anarchy? Just makes me think of Vivian from the young ones!
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LOL!!!! absolutely the same, and Neil chasing them like "calm down guys, and have some lentils!"
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kinda convenient how this got shot in the foot straight away when the gov firmly backs the opposing side
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lol, tbh this sounds like the funniest riot in a while, wish I'd gone now.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:51 PM   #9
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Re: University tuition fee rise march turns into full blown riot!

To be honest, it doesn't suprise me. I think students have a right to be upset, especially after most of them voted for the Lib Dems, who have essentially ignored one of their main election manifesto statements.

I'm currently in my final year of university, I work virtually all the time with hardly any time for any hobbies that I would like to pursue. What will I get at the end of it? A degree which probably won't set me apart from anyone else and, if anything, will make me overqualified for the job shelf stacking at a supermarket that I'll have to end up trying to get as a full-time career.

Call my cynical, disillusioned and upset, but after investing so much time and effort into a subject I love, to end up crippled by debts now with our current 3,000+ a year system is just depressing. Add to that the fact I'll probably never get the job that I want just makes it worse.

Nothing will get done about this, the government will stick to its guns, price a lot of people out of university to try and get to a system where fewer people go to further education to try and restore some balance.
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First year here, like to say I'm going to enjoy my glittering career in any millitary but ours. Goodbye doctorate it's just simply not affordable anymore.
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Re: University tuition fee rise march turns into full blown riot!

TBH its not the goverment that has raised the fees, its the University, they dont HAVE to charge more, the goverment is just allowing them too if they want too.

So the real bad guys here are the Universities.
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Re: University tuition fee rise march turns into full blown riot!

Looks staged to me, doubt this was all students doing.
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TBH its not the goverment that has raised the fees, its the University, they dont HAVE to charge more, the goverment is just allowing them too if they want too.

So the real bad guys here are the Universities.
but they do HAVE to due to the '79%' or '4.2Bn' funding cut, they need to pay their staff somehow/
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TBH its not the goverment that has raised the fees, its the University, they dont HAVE to charge more, the goverment is just allowing them too if they want too.

So the real bad guys here are the Universities.
Every 3000 from a student gets matched by 4000 from the government.

Government pulls out their 4000, where is the shortfall going to come from? The student.
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