Bill Rammell, higher education minister, reckons the latest survey proves that the public supports its policy on tuition fees.
Yep, 77% of respondents think that students should ‘pay something towards going to university’. Well, no shit. I don’t have a problem with that (as long as they don’t have to pay up front. Although, for the record, I’d like to point out that the way in which paying my student loan is organised is A PILE OF CRAP).
Unfortunately for the government, same public doesn’t like its top-up fees: 65% think ‘there should be a fixed price for all degrees’. This bit is not mentioned by the minister. (What’s that Mr Rammell? ‘La la la la I can’t hear you…’)