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    What's the point in; demonstrating, marching, protesting, a common cry? Journalist Johann Hari answers: because that's how we can change history.
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    Can someone answer this for me? What are you protesting for. The choice is a fees rise or Labour's Grad Tax. One or the other.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Can someone answer this for me? What are you protesting for. The choice is a fees rise or Labour's Grad Tax. One or the other.
    The choice is democracy or autocracy. Yes, something should've been said about fees previously but I hope that now there is public awareness, people are more likely to take to the streets to express their views.
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    (Original post by ANARCHY__)
    The choice is democracy or autocracy. Yes, something should've been said about fees previously but I hope that now there is public awareness, people are more likely to take to the streets to express their views.
    Aww a minority of bored students decide to protest and because the government don't give into them it's not democratic. The majority of people voted for the conservatives knowing that their stance is the privatisation of the public sector and a cut in welfare spending. A majority of people voted for this so I fail to see how it's undemocratic to implement a fee increase
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    (Original post by flying twig)
    Aww a minority of bored students decide to protest and because the government don't give into them it's not democratic. The majority of people voted for the conservatives knowing that their stance is the privatisation of the public sector and a cut in welfare spending. A majority of people voted for this so I fail to see how it's undemocratic to implement a fee increase
    Because students can't vote.
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    (Original post by flying twig)
    Aww a minority of bored students decide to protest and because the government don't give into them it's not democratic. The majority of people voted for the conservatives knowing that their stance is the privatisation of the public sector and a cut in welfare spending. A majority of people voted for this so I fail to see how it's undemocratic to implement a fee increase
    The majority of students did not vote to increase student fees. :rolleyes:
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    The majority of students did not vote to increase student fees. :rolleyes:
    The majority of students did not vote.
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    (Original post by FyreFight)
    The majority of students did not vote.
    Tu che. However, It's pretty obvious they would not vow in favour of tuition fee rises. Most students that did vote, voted for the Lib-Dems under the pledge of scrapping the fees.
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    (Original post by FyreFight)
    The majority of students did not vote.
    The ones that'll actually get hit by the fee rises (those just starting college) weren't entitled to vote. Nor was I, despite starting uni 4 months after the election.
 
 
 
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