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    as much as I am sympathetic to the student's opposition to the tuition rises and think that the UK and its economy, more than the students, will be negatively impacted by the increases 5-10 years down the line, I must say the students failed in getting the message across!

    Seriously, the students behaved like a bunch of savages running through the streets instead of thinking things through and launch a smart campaign. Just look at the news, with few exceptions they don't write why the tuitions shouldn't be raised and what impact it will have, the only thing they write about is how the students play cat and mouse with the police. If anything as reader you get the impression that the government is successful at detaining riots and the police, except for the first demo, is doing a good job.

    The students have not managed to use the media to their advantage and put the politicians on the spot and in a bad public light. Neither have they managed to challenge the politicians, I haven't read one proper reply: the only thing James Cameron said is that the protests are unacceptable.

    Unless the students manage to put things together, it's a lost case and the house will vote in favour of the tuition increase in a week.

    Nevertheless, all the best and good luck

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    as much as I am sympathetic to the student's opposition to the tuition rises and think that the UK and its economy, more than the students, will be negatively impacted by the increases 5-10 years down the line, I must say the students failed in getting the message across!

    Seriously, the students behaved like a bunch of savages running through the streets instead of thinking things through and launch a smart campaign. Just look at the news,
    Of course they're running through the streets, the alternative is being kettled for 7 hours in the freezing cold.

    with few exceptions they don't write why the tuitions shouldn't be raised and what impact it will have, the only thing they write about is how the students play cat and mouse with the police. If anything as reader you get the impression that the government is successful at detaining riots and the police, except for the first demo, is doing a good job.

    The students have not managed to use the media to their advantage and put the politicians on the spot and in a bad public light. Neither have they managed to challenge the politicians, I haven't read one proper reply: the only thing James Cameron said is that the protests are unacceptable.

    Unless the students manage to put things together, it's a lost case and the house will vote in favour of the tuition increase in a week.

    Nevertheless, all the best and good luck

    John
    I do agree with you, setting bus shelters on fire and the like are definitely not smart things to be doing, but on the other hand the Murdoch media was always going to be against the anti-fees movement, even if the protests were entirely peaceful and Millbank had never happened.
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    my point is that the students should have choosen a leader figure, some smart handsome guy (or maybe even better girl) that would have been the focal point of the media

    It just makes so much of a difference if you have face representing an issue with some smart arguments/ challenging the government than pictures of running savages

    The whole street protest thing is so last century,

    Today's 'wars' are not won in the streets but in the papers,

    but the students didn't get that and went 1968 style
 
 
 
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