ref date:29 Oct 1999 (EDU)
Scottish student leaders may well win out over Labour dogma
Kenny Hannah, the president of one of Scotlands biggest student Unions said of the Labour plans to leave Scots students in debt that : "Our position has struck a
chord with the people of Scotland. We want to
see the retention of a maintenance grant for
lower income families and for more students.
We also want to see the abolition of tuition
fees. We are also opposed to any system of
funding that leaves students in debt once they
have finished their courses."
If Blair gets his way and students have to pay fees, get no grants, no housing benefits, then they will be slaves to their employers, knowing they have to pay off their University
debts at all costs. This makes them vulnerable to employer pressure to keep low wages
and bad working conditions.
So much for Blairs third way and moves to a better society in the 21st Century!